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