Tamar lifeboat named HRH Prince Michael of Kent

There will be celebrations today as Angle’s new Tamar class lifeboat is named by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

The lifeboat was funded from a £1.6M donation from the Grand Lodge of the Mark Master Masons, a branch of the freemasons, and by RNLI supporters in Pembrokeshire who donated over £400,000.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Grand Master of the Order of Mark Master Masons, will name the lifeboat Mark Mason during a ceremony this afternoon.

Angle’s Tamar, which was declared operational on 23 March 2009 has already proved her worth, having already launched on five rescue missions.

Call-outs have included escorting a fishing vessel taking on water, assisting a power boat with engine problems, searching for two missing boys and investigating a sighting of red flare.

In the Western Telegraph