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26 , 2004
Net training exercise for Burnham-On-Sea
RNLI have been practising how to return their Atlantic 75 lifeboat
to shore during a storm.
part of the 'Net training' exercise - which was performed on Sunday
September 26 - a rope net was attached to two struts of the lifeboat
trailer. This was then driven into the sea by the RNLI's tractor
to await the lifeboat.
net safely catches the lifeboat when it is steered into it - even
at high speed - thereby protecting it from damage.
spokesman said: "The net would be used if we needed to quickly
get the lifeboat on shore - possibly with a casualty requiring
immediate attention - or during bad weather. This was a very successful
Staines Whitfield lifeboat practised
the landing three successive times besides Burnham's jetty.
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