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Sailors who get into difficulty in the waters around Northern Ireland, can be grateful for the generosity of a Jewish family.

Viveca and Neil Pistol have paid for a new lifeboat in memory of Mr Pistol's late father, Frederick. It will be stationed in the port of Larne

A Holocaust survivor from Vienna, Frederick became a keen mariner after joining the army.

Mrs Pistol said: "His love of sailing started during his wartime service in Egypt, on the Nile, and was reborn when finances allowed in the late '60s."

The D-Class lifeboat, due to be launched tomorrow, is named "Terry" after Frederick's wife, Theresa.

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