There’s are some interesting pictures and comments on Truth about New Brighton lifeboat station Facebook page concerning an incident that took place over the weekend where a lifeboat tractor ended up in the Mersey – again !
Wirral Leaks brought you news of the first time this happened in our Get in the Sea story which was an episode in a long running saga which started with the sacking of lifeboat volunteers at New Brighton lifeboat station.
This picture was taken during the rescue :
The following picture was taken and comment made after the rescue :
And I think we can all agree on this comment :
An interested party who tipped us off about developments had this to say :
Another lifeboat tractor written off… spent the night submerged …just watched it being towed away by huge heavy lifting machine. Inshore lifeboat out of commission can’t get back to New Brighton station.. spent night moored up elsewhere (Liverpool landing stage?)
When they sacked the New Brighton lifeboat crew…. they lost 300 years of experience. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear a comment from New Brighton Lifeboat Chairman Cllr Tony Jones? (Yes, he who helped to fuck over the old lifeboat crew in the first place)
We’ll forego any further post mortem of the body politic after this week’s local election and turn our attention to the more obscure news items that you’ve been sending to us this past week.
We understand the the long running New Brighton lifeboat station saga continues.We’re particularly interested in the involvement of Cllr Tony Jones but those who want to follow the latest developments :
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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……..