RNLI Seahouses eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new Shannon Class AWL. The Shannon program has been very successful, bringing specification, design and construction, launching and trials all together in the new RNLI boatyard facilities. For RNLI Seahouses the Shannon will offer a number of significant advancements in their capabilities. Notably, the 25 knot speed will be a major advance, helping them respond much faster and the waterjet propulsion will another big advantage enabling them to operate in much shallower water. Then there are all the advances in electronics and both comfort and safety for the crew……….SARN Ed.
– LAUNCHING CEREMONY 11:45 hr 05 November 2019.
Eight bells rung on the boat yard bell, to denote end of watch, boat complete.Extensive sea trials and testing to follow.
The ceremony was attended by Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton. Once again the
ALC have produced a superb craft, which the crew at Seahouses look forward with great
pride and excitement, to commence acceptance training.