Operation Transformation exercise on board Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat


Operation Transformation at RNLI Dun Laoghaire

Operation Transformation Team-leader Kayleigh Yeoman signed-up as an RNLI crew-member recently and was put through her paces by Coxswain Mark McGibney and the ALB crew at Dun Laoghaire.  Under instruction from RNLI Divisional Assessor Trainer Helena Duggan, the TV contesetant handled a man-overboard recovery drill using Fred, the Station Dummy and followed this by single-handlededly pumping up the XP 'daughter' boat in less than six minutes - very impressive.  Presenter Kathryn Thomas was on hand to welcome her ashore after the exercise with the RNLI that was a long-standing ambition fulfilled.

Kayleigh (centre) is pictured above with 'Fred" and Station Mechanic Kieran O'Connell along with the crew and production team.

Watch the show on RTE LivePlayer here:  http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1136135

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