A historic Tyne lifeboat - the Henry Frederick Swan - is being restored in South Shields by the North East Maritime Trust.
And the volunteers carrying out the work want to contact anyone whose relatives served on the boat. When the vessel is finished it will go back on the water and relatives of the 77 men who served on her between 1918 and 1947 will be invited to the ceremony.
If you have any information about the former crew you can contact the North East Maritime Trust on 0191 4478814 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full report on the restoration click below.
Lifeboat volunteers are warning people to take extra care along coastal routes as heavy waves are expected as a result of today's storm (December 5).
David Cocks, from the Redcar station, says a combination of the strong wind and the high spring tide poses a risk for both the public and crews.
The RNLI have issued warnings as they prepare for their busiest weekend of the year so far.
They say it is important to make preparations before heading into the sea incase of emergencies.
A warning has been issued by the RNLI for people to take care in the water this Bank Holiday weekend.
The Easter holidays is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for lifeboat teams. Crews say it is important to check tide times and to always have a way to call for help.