Douglas new Lifeboat 12-12, which is a Mersey Class all weather boat presently named Marine Engineer which is seen here in Port St Mary Bay for the last trip for the old outgoing Douglas Lifeboat Sir William Hillary 47-032 seen to the rear of the image.
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The RNLI prototype Shannon class all-weather lifeboat is currently undergoing sea trials in the Irish Sea and is seen here visiting Ramsey Harbour.
It’s the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by water-jets instead of propellers, making it faster and more manoeuverable when reaching casualties and is expected to be seen within a year or two in the Isle of Man.
The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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In similarity to my last image I took this image tonight (29 June 11) whilst onboard the Ben My Chree which was turning in Douglas Harbour.
The image shows Douglas Lifeboat Station at low tide, the Lifeboat Station houses the Tyne Class boat named after the founder of the RNLI – Sir William Hillary – Reg No 47-032 – (click image for larger view).
The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 112mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Captured Port Erin’s Inshore Lifeboat returning from a shout on Sunday 5th June.
The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 135mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Caught these images this morning of Douglas Lifeboat Sir William Hillary taking part in an exercise with a Sea King Helicopter from RAF Valley, I wonder whether Prince Andrew was on board??
The images were taken on my Nikon D80 with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, these subjects were approximately 1 mile out to sea off Onchan Head.