When the crew from Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station were diverted to a shout with at least two casualties in the water, they knew they had to act quickly. Situated on the side of the Bristol Channel – a body of water with the second highest tidal range in the world – the crew know that conditions can change fast, making every second count… The RIB performed as well.Read More
There are three classes of inshore lifeboat, each with its own unique lifesaving features. From tackling big surf or rescues close to cliffs, to the fastest lifeboat in our fleet, here is your chance to meet them all.Read More
Volunteers from New Brighton Lifeboat Station in Merseyside launched at the request of the Coastguard after reports of two people had become stranded at the end of a groyne, cut off by the tide.
A first person view!
With swells of up to 1.5 metres and waves crashing onto the groyne where the casualties were stranded, it was impossible to maneouvre the lifeboat next to the casualties.
This left only one option – a crew member would have to swim to the groyne to help them …Read More
Ribcraft has just completed and delivered a new RIB Lifeboat for Lagan Search and Rescue, a Water Rescue charity based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.Read More
Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training (RHIOT) program in Bamfield, British Columbia with the Canadian Coast Guard.Read More
OCM search and Rescue 9.5 m Ocean Craft Marine RIB conducting simulated VBSS (Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure ) at speed.Read More
We passed the straightening tests of the first batch of RIB Northstar G Series 7.2 and 9.5 meters, which passed all the necessary tests to offer the most accurate product for professional use, on January 11, 2020, with the participation of İzmir Coastal Safety Directorate in Alsancak. After the rectification tube becomes active, the delivery of these equipped Rescue Boats to the General Directorate of Coastal Safety is about to be completed again within 1 minute.Read More
Through winter lows and summer highs, our lifesavers spent 2019 battling everything from rough seas to mud flats to rescue those in need.Read More
Short film focusing on the scenarios and training undertaken in the RNLI’s live engine workshop, located in the Sea Survival Centre.Read More
A kayak trip took a turn for the worse as increasing waves cause trouble for a pair of kayakers, causing one to capsize near the rocky shoreline of Loch Ness approximately three miles north of Drumnadrochit in the Scottish Highlands.
The Edinburgh based duo had set off in favourable conditions earlier in the day from Fort Augustus. As the paddle continued towards Dochgarroch near Inverness, a distance of 40km/25 miles, the wind strength and wave height increased and became significantly more challenging.
Heading for shelter on a small, rocky beach, one of the pair capsized. The cold loch water soon took an effect and severely limited his ability to self-recover. His colleague, once ashore, used his mobile phone on 999 to alert the Coastguard in Aberdeen, who were then able to task the RNLI Loch Ness volunteers via pager, simultaneously activating the Coastguard rescue helicopter team based at Inverness airport.
Drumnadrochit based RNLI volunteers, Vivian Bailey, Garry MacLeod and Martin Douglas took the Atlantic 75 Class lifeboat, Colin James Daniel to the reported position having been given a detailed location from the skipper of the Jacobite Warrior, a Loch Ness-based cruise ship.
On arrival, the lifeboat crew found one male in the water holding on to his upturned kayak but unable to either right himself or swim to the shore. He was pulled from the water and medically assessed just as the Coastguard helicopter arrived overhead.
The man was clearly suffering from the effects of cold water immersion and it was decided to take him directly to the lifeboat station where he could receive emergency care from additional crewmembers who had responded to the alert.
RNLI Loch Ness Volunteer, Vivian Bailey says: “The two kayakers were well prepared, well kitted out and, once the emergency occurred, made the critically important decision to quickly call for help.” Volunteer, Garry MacLeod says: “They had an emergency plan and had clearly taken their personal safety seriously.”
The two rescued kayakers have pledged to support RNLI Loch Ness in the ongoing fundraising effort to build a new lifeboat station at Urquhart Harbour adjacent to the current station at Temple Pier, Drumnadrochit. In the images above, Vivian Bailey can be seen medically assessing the kayaker pulled from the water and in the last picture the kayaker can be seen talking to Howie Whyte.Read More
Exercise of winching a person from a helicopter onto a Zodiac.Read More
Listen to Writer and RNLI Helm Eleanor Hooker read The Shout – a piece of flash fiction from her collection of poems, A Tug of Blue, published by Dedalus Press 2016.Read More
Ocean Craft Marine recently delivered the best Marine Rescue RHIB in the Bahamas. This is a very short video taken while training the Coastal Pilots of Buckeye as well as members of the Royal Bahama Defense Force on how to operate their new marine rescue boat! This marine rescue rigid inflatable boat is 9.5M. It is a custom-designed, high performance SAR boat that will be used to rescue people from the waters of the seaport, in the vicinity of the offshore bunkering jetties, and elsewhere as may be required.Read More
The Boomeranger Multipurpose Fast Rescue Boats are designed for rapid lifting and launching arrangements and non-SOLAS versions can be customized to suit military purposes. The Multipurpose Fast Rescue Boats are available with a GRP hull of 6,0 7,4 or 8,1 meters and are powered by inboard diesel engine with a waterjet drive.Read More
SPORTIS RIB S-6500 for the Maritime Search and Rescue Service (SAR Gdynia, Poland).