The RNLI and Fraserburgh Lifeboat was informed of a proposed Parliamentary Motion last week when a local MSP looked to recognise the 60th anniversary of the 1953 disaster at Fraserburgh
In letter to the Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station, Mr Stevenson MSP had informed the crew of his proposed Motion.
The Fraserburgh Lifeboat had rescued the 140,000th life of the RNLI in June, when they rescued kite surfer Bogdan Bocaneala.
Meanwhile, last weekend, the current crew and members of the public gathered to pay tribute to the six lives lost in 1953 when the ‘John and Charles Kennedy’ lifeboat capsized, killing six members of the crew 60 years ago.
Commenting, Mr Stevenson MSP said: “Last year saw the RNLI reach a milestone with the 140,000th life saved by lifeboat crews and it so happened that it was the Fraserburgh crew who carried it out.
“2013 sees another, more sombre but no less important, milestone with the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Fraserburgh Lifeboat Disaster where six crew members lost their lives in the service of assisting others.
“It is important that we as a community remember anniversaries such as these as it underscores the huge debt which we owe to the volunteer crews of the RNLI who put to sea in sometimes horrendous conditions to come to the aid of others, risking their own safety and, tragically in this case, their lives in the process.”
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