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RECOGNITION OF LOCHINVER LIFEBOAT CREW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 759: tabled on 01 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Lochinver Lifeboat crew on its recent recognition by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for outstanding bravery and determination; recognises that the crew, consisting of Coxswain David MacAskill, Joseph Mackay, John Templeton, Robert Kinnaird, James MacAskill, Lachlan MacAskill and Stuart Gudgeon, received recognition and award for its courage in towing the Norholm vessel to safety in impossibly difficult weather conditions in December 2014; further recognises that the crew battled gale force winds, 10 metre seas, thunder, lightning and hail to reach the Norholm and to bring it and its crew to safety; notes the importance of RNLI volunteers in its continuing to saves lives at sea; and commends the Lochinver crew, in particular, for continued hard work, courage and selfless efforts to keep people safe while at sea around the north and west coasts of Scotland.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.