Issue Three of SAR Spotlight is due to publish shortly. This free download eMagazine is expected to publish during the next ten days.
This issue looks at RNLI beach-launched all-weather lifeboats and the introduction of the first of some 50 Shannon Class boats. The exciting Shannon Class introduces new levels of safety and comfort for crew and survivors and will deliver on the RNLI ambition to operate all-weather lifeboat classes that are all capable of 25 knots, a 50% increase in speed over earlier boats. This new class will initially be issued to RNLI stations that launch their lifeboats over open beaches in all weathers. The class will also be issued in due course to those stations that operate afloat from harbours and launch down steep slipways from lifeboat stations built into cliffs and piers.