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RNLI Kinghorn Lifeboat Open Day - 11th July 2009

This could be your last chance for a good look at 'Frederick Robertson'

This years Open Day could be your last chance to see (and take photos of) the famous Atlantic 75 lifeboat in action, as plans are afoot to replace the aging lifeboat with a brand new Atlantic 85 lifeboat. The 'Frederick Robertson' has been on station since 1995 and has carried out over 660 rescues and saved over 50 lives.

Helmsman Billy McAndrew Said,"The Atlantic 75 has been a fantastic lifeboat, which has proved its worth time and time again and has given Kinghorn sterling service for the past 14 years. However the newer Atlantic 85 which is set to replace her will be faster, will seat 4 crew and be more comfortable for injured casualties. We are not sure when the change will happen but it is likely to be within the year, which means that sadly, this will be your last chance to see an historic '75 up close and in action on an Open Day at Kinghorn."

He continued, "With Weather pundits forecasting a hot summer ahead, keep your diary clear for Saturday 11th July 2009 when Kinghorn will again host an Open Day, featuring stalls, fun, games and food! A rescue will be performed in front of your eyes and a Helicopter will also carry out a display with the lifeboat (unless anyone needs rescued of course!)"

"So come on down and have a great day out, its FREE, the kids will love it and its all in a good cause, which is to keep the volunteer lifeboat operating in the Forth. The RNLI is a charity which is totally reliant upon donations from the public, but instead of just putting money in a tin, your whole family can enjoy themselves, and you can win some great prizes too!"

Attached jpeg shows the Frederick Robertson and Helmsman Billy McAndrew and crew - courtesy of Duncan Kirkpatrick