The William Gordon Burr
Portrush Lifeboat crew are pleased to announce that our new Lifeboat has been confirmed. The William Gordon Burr was confirmed on Monday night at the crew meeting as our new permanent replacement for 'The Katie Hannan'.
The William Gordon Burr has been in Portrush before as relief for Katie so the crew are not unfamiliar with her.
The boat has been on 62 services and saved 6 lives, so the record is good. The crew and team at the Station are delighted to have a permanent lifeboat and have already completed their first service from Portrush with newly appointed second Deputy Coxswain Desmond Austin at the helm.
The crew are indebted to Mrs Norah Burr from Yorkshire who left the legacy to the RNLI in memory of her son.
More Pictures here.