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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 03:20:04 pm »
Well worth watching, thanks for the links. I love that SLARS thing, I could spend hours working on of them.  ;D

I saw a launch from the Lizard lifeboat station once, that really is spectacular!   :o
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 09:55:46 pm »
I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your safety!   :thumbsup:
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2022, 03:41:40 am »
Real-life Thunderbirds. :thumbsup:
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 03:57:04 am »
I was at an open day at Flamborough lifeboat station and took several pics of the Talus MB-4H launching and recovering the B Class Atlantic 85 lifeboat Elizabeth Jane Palmer. 15 years ago now!

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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 04:39:42 am »
I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your safety!   :thumbsup:

And they're all (or mostly all) volunteers, which makes it even more amazing, and they manage to keep their membership numbers high enough to be able to launch.  We have volunteer Fire and EMS here in the States, but a lot of them become fiefdoms for egomaniacs and so membership numbers suffer.
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 07:52:30 am »
I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your safety!   :thumbsup:

And they're all (or mostly all) volunteers, which makes it even more amazing, and they manage to keep their membership numbers high enough to be able to launch.  We have volunteer Fire and EMS here in the States, but a lot of them become fiefdoms for egomaniacs and so membership numbers suffer.

We do have well-funded (despite their claims to the contrary) Surf Life Saving Clubs, State Emergency Services & various Country/Rural Fire Services/Brigades, which are all manned (&, in some cases administered) by volunteers, but we don't have the equivalent of the off-shore Lifeboats, this seems to fall into a vague, grey area shared between state police agencies, the RAN, the RAAF & some small, under-funded volunteer groups.
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 08:54:52 am »
The RNLI are by far the largest, but their are many  independent lifeboat providers in the UK and Ireland.  Many have a local remit and several cover rivers and inland waters (the RNLI only cover the coast).  We have a local one, Humber Rescue that covers the Humber estuary.
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 01:41:36 pm »

I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your
safety!   :thumbsup:


And all the money comes from voluntary subscriptions, from the public or from businesses. There's no Government funding involved.
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2022, 05:45:40 am »

And all the money comes from voluntary subscriptions, from the public or from businesses. There's no Government funding involved.

That's why they've managed to keep going for so long
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 05:46:44 am »
The RNLI are by far the largest, but their are many  independent lifeboat providers in the UK and Ireland.  Many have a local remit and several cover rivers and inland waters (the RNLI only cover the coast).  We have a local one, Humber Rescue that covers the Humber estuary.

Yup I wasn't really aware of that until recently, just made the assumption that it was always the RNLI
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 05:49:04 am »
The RNLI are by far the largest, but their are many  independent lifeboat providers in the UK and Ireland.  Many have a local remit and several cover rivers and inland waters (the RNLI only cover the coast).  We have a local one, Humber Rescue that covers the Humber estuary.

Yup I wasn't really aware of that until recently, just made the assumption that it was always the RNLI

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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 08:33:37 am »
We have SARA in my neck of the woods, Severn Area Rescue Association.

They have a couple of boats in a boathouse right below the west end of the Old Severn Bridge, and they use the old car ferry ramp as a launch slipway!

IIRC the RNLI cover the area that's deemed to be the sea, and SARA cover the Rivers Severn and Wye.
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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2022, 09:22:42 am »
I see the RNLI in action most days at work. Their busiest lifeboat station aren't on the sea but 40 miles inland on the River Thames at Chiswick, Hammersmith and Tower. They get around 600 calls every year.

Don't forget the RNLI base on Loch Ness or the 4 stations on the lakes and rivers of Ireland. Catalina! https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/enniskillen-lifeboat-station

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Re: A couple of RNLI offerings.....
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2022, 01:07:12 pm »
Thanks for the links.

While I didn't get to see a launch my Uncle Bob took me to the RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station during my trip in 2013.
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