Plans for new lifeboat station on Arranmore

PLANS have been submitted for a state-of-the-art RNLI lifeboat station in Arranmore on the site of the current station on the north-east side of the island.

The original RNLI station was first established in 1883 with the present single storey all weather station opened on 1st August 1997 by the singer Daniel O’Donnell.
However, it is now felt that these developments are now insufficient to accommodate the size of vessel and more modern requirements of the RNLI, and that a new station is needed.
The new station would provide two boat sheds, with one accommodating the new Severn Class Lifeboat.
A changing room, workshop, operation room, crew room and training room will also be included in the new two-storey building.
The lifeboat provides emergency cover for much of the Northwest coast and has saved many lives in its long history. The most notable rescue occurred on the night of 8th October 1940 when the Dutch steamer Stolwick ran aground in strong gales. The rescue resulted in gold, silver and bronze medals awarded by the RNLI and a medal for bravery presented to the crew by Queen Wilimena of the Netherlands.

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