We’d like to thank the British Sub Aqua Club and its member for getting behind the campaign to Save St Abbs Lifeboat. Today the Chairman of BSAC, Eugene Farrell, visited St Abbs and talked with the crew, divers and local people.
“It is clear to us now that while we will continue to try to work with the RNLI to ensure there is sufficient provision in the area, for our members one less lifeboat station around St Abbs is simply not acceptable.
“I have been to visit the St Abbs Lifeboat Station today to see the facilities and have spoken to divers, lifeboat crew and local people myself to hear their concerns.
“Every minute counts when a diver or other sea-user is in trouble. We must now directly represent our members’ concerns and call for the St Abbs Lifeboat Station to remain open and to provide what is to many, an essential and potentially life-saving service in an area that is very busy in diving terms.” – BSAC Chairman Eugene Farrell
The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) is the UK’s leading dive club and the sport’s National Governing Body in the UK. Its support adds more weight to our call for the proposed closure of St Abbs lifeboat station to be overturned.