Jersey

Jersey's new lifeboat arrives in the island

New lifeboat Eric W Wilson
Image caption The Atlantic 85 lifeboat can carry more crew than its predecessor

A new RNLI lifeboat has arrived in Jersey for use at the island's eastern lifeboat station.

Eric W Wilson, partly paid for by a legacy by Winifred Wilson, in memory of her husband, will be based at St Catherine's.

The £160,000 B Class Atlantic 85 lifeboat is said by the RNLI to have better communication systems than its predecessor Eric Rowse, an Atlantic 75.

A spokesman said the new boat can also carry more crew members.

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