Hastings RNLI launches new all-weather lifeboat

The Hastings Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station in East Sussex has christened and launched a new all-weather lifeboat.

The vessel has been named after the late local businessman Richard Colton and his wife Caroline, who have regularly made monetary donations to the RNLI.

Richard and Caroline Colton cost £2.2 million (US$2.87 million). The RNLI says it is the institution’s first all-weather lifeboat equipped with waterjet propulsion.

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