Moelfre lifeboat retires after 412 rescues

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew on board their new Tamar class lifeboat, the Kiwi, with RNLI Operations Director Michael Vlasto OBE Credit: RNLI

An RNLI lifeboat that has rescued 412 people and saved the lives of almost 100 in its 25-year career is being put into well-deserved retirement.

The Tyne class lifeboat Robert & Violet that started its service at Moelfre in Anglesey in 1988 will be replaced by The Tamar - Kiwi.

The old will meet the new today as the Tyne sails out into the bay to welcome home the modern vessel when it arrives from the RNLI Headquarters in Dorset.

Moelfre lifeboat crew 25 years ago Credit: RNLI