14 February 2010
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Q.are lifeboat crew classed as emergency services
A.The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is funded by donation, & manned by volunteers. The Coastguard are an Emergency Service, & are government-funded.
Q.Where abouts did HMS Birkenhead sink?
A.HMS Birkenhead sank off the coast of South Africa on 26 February 1852. The captain sent the women and children to the few lifeboats, saving them.
Q.How many miles is it from rye harbour to lands end and how many lifeboat stations inbetween
A.By road, it is 365 miles from Rye Harbour, Rye to Lands End. There are 29 lifeboat stations along the coast between Rye Harbour and Lands End.
Q.Do you know the number for Criccieth coast guard ?
A.Contact the Criccieth coastguard on 01766523183. They are based at Criccieth Lifeboat Station, Lon Felin, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0DN.
Q.Cemlyn lifeboat, do you have any information please
A.The Cemlyn Lifeboat rescued ships and sailors off the North Anglesey coast during the 19th and early 20th century. It helped 16 ships in difficulty.