Saving lives comes first

Morecambe RNLI lifeboat station.'The Hover House, home of Morecambe RNLI lifeboat station.
Morecambe RNLI lifeboat station.'The Hover House, home of Morecambe RNLI lifeboat station.

Regarding the letter from Colin Hartley (Slipway Row, May 5).

I was also brought up in Morecambe, from 1946. I now help out at the Hovercraft Shop along with other volunteers.

I did see the letter from the fisherman whose car was towed away. I know these guys have been asked numerous times not to park on the slipway.

There is a designated area for parking where the little fishing boats are.

Do they not realise the hovercraft is a big vehicle and needs space to launch? The hovercraft is there because of the changing sands and the sinking sands.

If any of these fishermen got into danger it would be the RNLI they would call for. Their motto is Saving Lives At Sea and all these lads are volunteers and go out on a shout whatever the weather or time.

It may have been different years ago but I am sure a life is important and so is safety.

All that is asked is to keep the slipway clear so if there is a call out the hovercraft can be launched without any extra delays.

Not unreasonable I’m sure.

Mrs G Dunstan

Cedar Road

Lancaster.