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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea



Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have been presented with a cheque for £1,000 by ExxonMobil Chemical Limited following a recent shutdown at the Fife Ethylene Plant.

During the work when the Fife Ethylene Plant was shut down for routine maintenance, ExxonMobil ran a scheme to promote safe working practices whilst the overhaul was ongoing. Every day where no incidents or injuries occurred, ExxonMobil donated to a fund which was then split between local charities and good causes suggested by members of staff.

A total fund of £41,000 was accumulated, and £1,000 was donated to Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station. The cheque was recently presented to the lifeboat station at the Braefoot Marine Terminal, which is within Kinghorn Lifeboat’s patch.

ExxonMobil Cost Engineer, Steve Davidson said at the presentation, ‘We are delighted to be able to make this donation to Kinghorn Lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat service is available 24 hours a day and they help to keep the Forth a safer place. The lifeboat covers the waters around Braefoot Terminal, and Kinghorn lifeboat has assisted ships in the past coming to Braefoot when sailors have taken ill.

This donation was possible today after the recent shutdown at Mossmorran where for every day that we completed without anything worse than a first aid injury, £1000 was added to the fund. This donation was possible due to diligence and safety conscious individuals who undertook the work.’

Kinghorn lifeboat station Chairman, Bill Tulloch said ‘This donation, will help to train the volunteer crew of Kinghorn Lifeboat; it costs around £1,500 per year to train each crewmember.’

Further details of how to take part in fundraising events for the RNLI can be found on its website.