News release


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Date: 06/10/2009

Rye Harbour 024/2009


New Deputy Launching Authority at Rye Harbour.

Andrew Tollett became the third Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) currently at the Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station, with effect from 01 August 2009. Andrew joined the crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station on his 17 birthday back in 1982.  During his 27 years of Life-boating Andrew has held various position at the station; he brings a wealth of experience to the Operations Team at Rye Harbour. Andrew was awarded his long service badge on 01/10/2002.

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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland