Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, rounding the Fastnet Rock on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race) Volvo Ocean Race
‘Spiderman’ was Ciaran Mc Hugh from the Shannon based Coastguard Rescue Helicopter. He was lowered from the new Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to the deck of our new Tamar class lifeboat, during a night training exercise. The S-92 will take over duties from the much older Sikorsky based at Shannon in a couple of months. Best of Luck to all of the Rescue 115 crew with their new flying machine.
Alan Massey took part in a joint nightiime exercise with the Irish Coastguard Helicopter last night. RNLI photographer Nigel Millard was on board to record the action.
Date: 20/11/2010 RNLI CEO Paul Boissier, was given a whistle stop tour of the Baltimore Lifeboat area of service, including a close up encounter with the Fastnet Lighthouse during a visit to the station on 19/11/2010. RNLI Divisional Inspector Martyn Smyth and RNLI Trustee Peter Crowley had accompanied Mr [...]