Cromer lifeboat hosts fellow rescuers from Finland

International links were formed when members of the Finnish Lifeboat Institution came to visit the Cromer lifeboat station.

Four volunteer crew members of the Finnish Lifeboat Institution took a look at Cromer's our Tamar class rescue Lester in a visit that forged strong links between fellow lifesavers.

The visitors were Petteri Myllynen, captain of the rescue boat at the lifeboat station in Kotka, and Sami Tuomela, rescue boat captain and lifeboat chairman of the life boat station at Hamina, along with two new recruits Miikka Karhu and Tuomo Karvonen.

While in England on work-based training they asked to come and meet the volunteer crew at Cromer and take a look at the boat.

After a tour of our boat and station they presented a slideshow and talk about the Finnish Lifeboat Institution and the boats that they use.

The newly forged friendships were sealed when crews exchanged gifts. Visits Officer Rosie Keating organised a home baked buffet for the enjoyable and educational session.

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