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Three volunteer lifeboat launching authorities have been appointed at Dungeness RNLI

As we celebrate International Woman’s Day today, it has been announced by the RNLI that three ladies have been appointed as volunteer DLA’s (deputy launching authorities) to join the team at Dungeness RNLI.

The ladies will be given training by the RNLI and will be on call 24/7 with our other DLA and our LOM (lifeboat operations manager). The role of a DLA is to authorise the launch of the lifeboat, provide leadership in the absence of the lifeboat operations manager or as delegated, and to ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

The three DLA's are Vicky Morgan, Sarah Beck and Nicky Thomas, click on their names for more information.

RNLI media contacts

  • Judith Richardson – Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
    Tel: 01797 320062/Mob: 07859264226
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  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Regional Media Officer (South East) 0207 6207416/ 07786 6688
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For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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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 180 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 140,000 lives.

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