Early Summer Update

While NEMT is observing the current Covid19 restrictions in force which has meant that members only can get access to our buildings, a great deal of work has taken place. As you know ‘Henry Frederick Swan’ our fully restored 1918 Tynemouth lifeboat has been in the boatshed for updating and painting over winter and now back at her moorings at the Newcastle Quayside.

Peggy gets some quality time in the boatshed too. After painting and antifouling it was evident that some of the structural wood frames needed to be worked on and a little TLC needed. But she will soon be back in the water and sailing again.

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Going For A Dip

Henry Frederick Swan getting ready for a dip in the water for engine tests this week, the last week of April. While observing lockdown restrictions, a great deal of work and updating has taken place, and she looks good. When everything’s ship-shape we hope to have her back in the water very soon.

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Spring Is In The Air

Not be long before the current lockdown is over, well that’s what we are hoping! After the dull dark winter months it will be great to get back on board doing important work and sailing too. However, as you can see some urgent work to Henry Frederick Swan (HFS) and all our boats has had to continue over this time to ensure their integrity.

We are hoping to be able to invite ‘members only’ to the workshops after 12th April to help get both historic lifeboats 1886 ‘Bedford’ and 1918 ‘Henry Frederick Swan’ back on track and HFS back in the water.

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