Associated British Ports (ABP) has donated £1,500 to Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service (FVCPRS), which marks 7 years of continued support for this charity.
The FVCPRS is a registered charity established in 1997 and one of the UK’s MCA regulated lifeboat services. The organisations main objectives is to promote sea safety through education and to protect and preserve life at sea by the provision of a volunteer coast patrol rescue service within the surrounding areas.
Since 2010 ther rescue service has patrolled the River Orwell and over the past year has handled 8 casualty situations.
Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager, East Coast, said: “We have supported the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service for a number of years because we believe the work they do, promoting sea safety, is valuable.
“The River Orwell plays a significant part in the continued prosperity of the town of Ipswich and we are committed to being good neighbours by promoting safer sea travel through our continued support of FVCPRS.”
Published 21st June 2017