Princess Anne, only daughter of her Majesty The Queen is visiting Dungeness today (Saturday 31st May) for the formal naming of the new Lifeboat, 'The Morrell'. No times have been revealed!
The Morrell, a Shannon Class vessel is named after Barbara Morrell who died in 2009 at the age of 95. Barbara had left a legacy in her will for the funding of the new craft, which arrived in February this year, After a few weeks of trials 'The Morrell' was in action for real in early March when it attended a fishing boat in difficulties, investigating an empty 2 man life raft and and in early April assisting a 42 foot yacht with gearbox problems. For more information on the Dungeness Lifeboat – and to make any donations – please visit their site through our 'Links' page