A Bi-centenary Vellum is presented to the station by Andrew Freemantle at a celebration night at the Stadium of Light.
New ILB launching ramp installed in July 2002 at a cost of £8,807.
The new station IB-1 D class lifeboat D-608 "Helen & Ian Tytler" was placed on service on 24th November. Inshore Lifeboat D-470 was withdrawn into the Relief Fleet.
The Station's Trent class lifeboat (14-21 "RNLB Maquarie") was withdrawn into the Relief Fleet and replaced with an Atlantic 75 class lifeboat (B-762 "Jack & Joyce Burcombe").
The new station Atlantic 85 Class Inshore Lifeboat B-817 "Wolseley" was placed on service 20th May. Inshore Lifeboat B-762 "Jack & Joyce Burcombe" was withdrawn into the Relief Fleet.
Atlantic 85 moves into new boathouse in Sunderland Marina. This included the installation of a 6m davit which will be used to lift the boat in and out of the water.
The D Class Inshore Lifeboat (D608) is re-located from the ILB station into the marina LBS alongside the Atlantic 85. This will allow the RNLI Lifeguards to operate from the ex-ILB station.
Sunderland Lifeboat Station History (1800 - 1899)
Sunderland Lifeboat Station History (1900 - 1999)
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