Helping save lives at sea
- Credit: RNLI
Passengers of Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have raised £170,000 to buy a new lifeboat for the RNLI.
The new Atlantic 85 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RGB) B-913, will be called Pride of Fred Olsen and will be part of the RNLI’s relief lifeboat fleet in Poole, Dorset.
It will be manned by five crew and was fully-funded by donations from Fred. Olsen’s guests on board its ocean fleet - the Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch and the latest addition, Brabant.
Guests also chose the name for the new lifeboat following a competition held across the Fred. Olsen fleet.
A naming ceremony for the boat will take place in Ipswich in the New Year.
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been supporting the charity since the 1960s and in 2010 was presented with the RNLI’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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