Bridlington RNLI member Ashley passes tests to qualify as D-Class Lifeboat helm

A member of the Bridlington RNLI team has passed a key assessment following six months of training.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th May 2022, 8:10 am
Ashley Traves has now passed his qualified to become a helm on the D-Class Lifeboat after an exercise on Tuesday (May 17). Photo: Jaqui Brooks
Ashley Traves has now passed his qualified to become a helm on the D-Class Lifeboat after an exercise on Tuesday (May 17). Photo: Jaqui Brooks

Ashley Traves has now qualified to become a helm on the D-Class Lifeboat after an exercise on Tuesday (May 17).

A Bridlington RNLI spokesman said: “After six months of training and dedication Ashley Traves has passed his assessment as a helm on the D-Class Lifeboat after D Class-852 Ernie Wellings was launched on exercise on Tuesday evening.

“He has now been confirmed as a fully competent and qualified Operational Helm at Bridlington RNLI.”

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D Class-852 Ernie Wellings was launched on exercise on Tuesday evening. Photo: Jaqui Brooks
The crew of D Class-852 Ernie Wellings on Tuesday. Photo: RNLI/Jordan Harrison
The crew of D Class-852 Ernie Wellings return following the exercise. Photo: Jaqui Brooks