A Chinook helicopter and a Royal Marine rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), off Studland Bay, Dorset, UK
A Chinook helicopter and a Royal Marine rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), off Studland Bay, Dorset, UK.
A Royal Marine rigid inflatable boat dangles from a Chinook helicopter during a hazardous Underslinging, a method of quick extraction and insertion of waterborne personnel.
The daring procedure involves the helicopter lowering strops and coming down to just above sea level at which point the boat and crew will push through the down draft under the helicopter and attach the lines to the boat. The helicopter will then lift the boat with crew still in it clear of the water once clear and the boat is airborne, the crew will be individually winched up into the helicopter. On returning the boats crew fast-rope down into the boat ready once set the helicopter will deploy the boat and crew back into water
© CROWN COPYRIGHT
Hanging around JLP01_09_900438
Vintners Place, Upper Thames Street, Queenhithe, City of London. A worker suspended in a chair above a trench at the Vintners Place construction site in which the reinforcement cages of a secant bored pile wall are visible.
Laing undertook the £79m management contract for the construction of a 37, 000sqm high quality office development at Vintners Place between March 1989 and December 1992. Work on site began in June 1989 with the demolition of 10 buildings including Vintry House and Kennet Wharf on the riverside. The listed facade of Thames House along Queen Street Place was preserved and incorporated into the development. The project was the first within the City of London in modern times permitted to reclaim land from the Thames foreshore for its riverside facade. 319 secant piles were bored for the perimeter foundation wall with 90 large diameter under-reamed piles for the main foundations and 84 contiguous piles within the coffer dam
© Historic England Archive
Port Soderick - Isle of Man
Port Soderick - Isle of Man - a small hamlet to the south of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, once famed for its pleasure grounds and beach. Note the suspended walkway in the foreground (now closed and deemed unsafe). One can also make out the funicular railway (back right) linking the sea level resort with the Douglas Head Marine Drive Railway atop the cliffs above, the remnants of which can still be traced today. Date: 1908
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection