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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea



Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat Station has presented a RNLI Certificate of Appreciation to Fife Ethylene Plant for their long term support of the station and the RNLI.

Fife Ethylene Plant has made many donations over the years to the Kinghorn station which has helped with training and equipment costs. They have also bought equipment and training resources which helps the volunteer crew undertake the valuable training required to continue to save lives at sea.

On Wednesday afternoon Mossmoran Plant Manager, Dan Moore, visited Kinghorn Lifeboat station to meet the crew and be presented with the Certificate. Just prior to his arrival, the volunteer crew were tasked to assist with the rescue of a dog in the water at the foot of a sea wall at Cockenzie Power Station. On their return, the presentation was made.

Liz Davidson, Deputy Launch Authority and Training Coordinator at Kinghorn made the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Dan Moore, saying ‘It is very fitting that one of our top supporters, ExxonMobil, has joined us exactly 50 years after Kinghorn Lifeboat Station was established in June 1965.

‘During that time our boathouses, lifeboats, and personal protective clothing have improved dramatically. We exist on donations and legacies, and having your support over the years is very much appreciated. I would like to take this opportunity to present you with the RNLI’s top accolade for supporters, as a token of our appreciation.’

ExxonMobil Chemical Plant Manager, Dan Moore replied, ‘Thank you for this Certificate; this will take pride of place on our wall at Mossmoran. We are glad that we are able to provide this ongoing support to a worthwhile local cause, and hope to continue it for many years to come.

‘All of our ships which export product from Braefoot Bay Marine Terminal pass through waters covered by Kinghorn Lifeboat, and its good to know that this lifeboat is available 24/7 to deal with any issues which arise, such as sick crewmembers onboard these vessels.’

The rescue of the dog at Cockenzie had a successful outcome when it was recovered safe and well by a local Fire Service crew. The lifeboat was requested to ensure everyone was out of the water and safe, before being stood down to return to station.

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station is now making preparations for our annual Open Day on Saturday 11th July at noon.