Storm Rider – your Shannon now ready to save lives

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Your Shannon is named …
Storm Rider

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Your Shannon is named …
Storm Rider
In 2012, RNLI supporters around the UK and Ireland donated £2.5M to fund a Shannon class lifeboat and her launch equipment.

Your lifeboat has now been officially named Storm Rider and joined the RNLI relief fleet. She’ll save lives where she’s needed most.

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