A still grab from a video taken on exercise in gale force winds A still grab from a video taken on exercise in gale force winds While on exercise we went in close to Seaford beach to scrub the waterline This excellent photo was taken by Alan Novis from the open door of the CG Helo Newhaven and Eastbourne ALBs with Eastbourne ILB off Beachy Head
Newhaven Lifeboat at speed as seen from aboard Brighton Lifeboat Newhaven Lifeboat at speed as seen from aboard Brighton Lifeboat Newhaven Lifeboat at speed as seen from aboard Brighton Lifeboat Newhaven Lifeboat at speed as seen from aboard Brighton Lifeboat Newhaven Lifeboat at speed as seen from aboard Brighton Lifeboat
Le Havre lifeboat carrying out a winching exercise with a Dragon rescue helicopter Escorting Le Havre lifeboat into Newhaven for one of our twinning visits In choppy conditions we carried out a joint towing exercise with Le Havre lifeboat close inshore in Seaford Bay First we took Le Havre lifeboat in tow passing our line by throwing a messenger rope When they passed their line to tow us Le Havre lifeboat used a compressed air gun to fire it across
After our joint exercise Le Havre crew showed us the compressed air gun they had fired the line across with Le Havre and Newhaven crews together for a joint photo Our friends from Le Havre waved goodbye as they started their journey home We escorted the Le Havre lifeboat out into a choppy sea The Le Havre lifeboat faced a long rough journey back to station
The Arun Class Keith Anderson when first on station moored alongside the Waveney Class Louis Marchesi of Round Table - in the background is the Watson Charles Henry Ashley The Severn Class David and Elizabeth Acland when first on station moored alongside the Arun Class Keith Anderson - note the eyes in the windows as she had become known as Lizzie Lifeboat during crew training Taken from the beach this shows the lifeboat in heavy weather in Seaford Bay The camera lens was covered in blown salt spray reducing the image quality Coastguard Rescue Helicopter India Juliet hovering above us while winching up a crewman
HMS Ranger made a donation to the RNLI by transferring a cheque across by heaving line while we were on a joint exercise in Seaford Bay During a joint exercise with the RAF, CG Rescue Tug Far Turbot and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Maritime Team we picked up a dummy as a simulated man overboard and went alongside the tug to return it The RAF helicopter hovered low over the tug to winch down the firefighters and their equipment The firefighters were winched down 2 at a time to speed up the transfer to the tug At the end of the exercise the firefighters simulated evacuating the vessel into a liferaft before being taken aboard the lifeboat