The New Brighton Lifeboat Station saga continues with reports of two recent alarming incidents .
The first involved a New Brighton lifeboat tractor ending up swimming with the fishes :
The second involved two people having to swim ashore when their commercial safety boat was submerged after being hit by a wave :
Fortunately no one was injured in either incident – but the fact that two people had to swim ashore without the aid of a lifeboat from New Brighton is particularly concerning.
As we’ve previously reported these incidents are set against the stormy seas of a long running dispute which saw 21 New Brighton lifeboat crew being sacked or resigning in 12 months.
The Facebook group ‘Save Our Lifeboat Station’ and have produced a short video providing the background to the dispute with management (see above).
It would appear that in the light of the video and the two recent incidents the Chairman of New Brighton Lifeboat Station , Councillor Tony Jones (aka ‘Tones’) , has a few questions to answer. However he has remained as mute as Stingray siren Aqua Marina……..