Yesterday some of our crew took the opportunity to carry out paddle training with 2 of our rescue sleds. These are designed to be used in our switch water operations and being able to ogle them effectively and read the water correctly is paramount. 3 of our trainee crew were trained on hydrology in the easy going conditions which we saw yesterday so that they can build on this knowledge in different water conditions.
Key facts about MIRB
Maryport Inshore Rescue Boat is an independent service (not RNLI) that’s is funded by grant applications and charitable donations.
We provide a rescue boat to the Solway and a swift water rescue team to respond to calls in rivers, the lakes and flooding.
MIRB opened in 1978 and have provided a 24hrs 7days a week 365 days a year life saving on call organisation. We currently have over 20 volunteers in our team and a looking to expand, so please get in touch.