Saturday, 31 August 2013

RNLI Lifeboat Day at St. Ives

Summer Tour 2013

On a pleasant day, I went into town for the Lifeboat Day.

The lifeboat crew went through their drills – it is surprising how quickly they can launch.

The boat is now 23 years or so old and is being replaced by a new design called the Shannon Class. St. Ives Station is due to get their new boat in late 2014.

The Mersey Class 12-009 [12 is a 12 metre boat – 0 is for an aluminium hull and 09 is the 9th in it's class]

The Tractor – the tractor driver is a quiet hero getting the boat into a safe position – bow into the waves – for launching

And away!


 Royal Navy Culdrose helicopter lands a man onto the lifeboat
Another practice run

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