Charles Stanley donates to Exmouth RNLI

Photograph credited to John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI

Chris presents his cheque to Exmouth RNLI. L to R : Simon Davidson, Chair – Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group, Charles Harris-Deane, Director of Investment Management at Charles Stanley Wealth Management and Robin Humphreys, Chair – Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Team.

Exeter based Charles Stanley Wealth Management Group have donated £1,000 to Exmouth RNLI.

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Above are archive images covering incidents over several years that are depressingly similar. Holy Island and other locations are connected to the coast or river banks by causeways that flood twice a day. There is no mystery about tidal conditions and near these locations there are always shops and RNLI Lifeboat Stations where current tide tables and advice is available. Even with tide tables there are those who fail to appreciate that tide times change predictably approximately one hour later each day.

It is very difficult to know what else can be done to avoid vehicles and hikers becoming stranded on a flooding causeway. In the case of the Holy Island causeway there are now large electronic warning signs. Short of adding railroad-style level crossing gates at each end there is nothing more that could possibly be done and level crossing experiences show that some people will find a way round closed gates or just drive straight through them.

The best advice is to ask locals and buy tide tables before attempting to use a tidal causeway. Understand how long it will take to drive or walk across the causeway. Take a mobile phone or radiotelephone in case an accident or vehicle failure strands you. If you are stranded, Holy Island causeway has sanctuaries, huts on stilts above high water mark. Go directly to the closest sanctuary and await help. Make sure that someone not in your party knows you will make the crossing and expect to arrive safely at an estimated time.

Understand also that the RNLI Lifeboat Station at Seahouses, and its flank stations, will respond to a call from the Coastguard in virtually all conditions. They are volunteers who will risk their lives to save you. Understand also that conditions along the British coasts can change very rapidly as shown above where the Seahouses RIB crew responds to a stranded vehicle in calm, but often misty conditions, and the Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat is responding to a call for help in even more challenging conditions. Also understand that a vehicle inundated by sea water may be a total write-off, as will most of its contents.

Why not check with the Lifeboat Station for crossing advice and make a generous donation to help them continue to provide vital aid (they depend entirely on donations from the public and are not funded from the public purse)?….. SARN Ed.

Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 2.50pm on Wednesday 14 August 2019, to go to the assistance of two persons and a dog, in a car cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway, at the Holy Island side.

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Welcome to the IBJ e-Newsletter

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The newsletter includes the latest developments in bulk ports and logistics, shipping, equipment and commodities and is a must read source of news for busy executives in this important global sector.

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Aug. News: Tweeners Explained, Rulebook 1.1 Update

At the Offshore Racing Association, we hope that your sailing season is going well, under full sail.

We have a few key ORR updates to share with you this month. We’ve also begun working to make next year even better for our more than 1000 ORR and ORR-Ez certificate holders and several dozen organizing authorities and race committees. Next week, we hold our 2nd annual ORR-Ez meeting of regional reps from around the country.

Competitors, event organizers, and race committees. Let us know how we can serve you better.John Horton, ORA Executive Director

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