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Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew

Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew


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Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew

Prototype lifeboat launching tractor being tested by the Hoylake lifeboat crew.
The machine, costing over £ 50, 000, is being tested at various lifeboat stations around the coast.
Pictured standing on the vehicle, from the left, are Geoff Kernighan, the station mechanic, Commander H. F. Teare, Western division inspector, RNLI, Mike Bigland, the machines designer and Seiwyn Ewart, superintendent engineer, RNLI.
10th August 1982

Richard Williams
Liverpool Echo
Mirrorpix
Hoylake
Merseyside
England

Media ID 21919352

© Mirrorpix

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This print captures a significant moment in the history of life-saving operations. The image showcases the prototype lifeboat launching tractor being put to the test by the dedicated crew of Hoylake lifeboat station. With a hefty price tag exceeding £50,000, this cutting-edge machine is undergoing trials at various coastal stations to ensure its effectiveness in emergency situations. The photograph features four individuals who played crucial roles in this groundbreaking endeavor. Standing proudly on the vehicle are Geoff Kernighan, the skilled station mechanic, Commander H. F. Teare from RNLI's Western division inspectorate, Mike Bigland, the brilliant mind behind designing this remarkable machine, and Seiwyn Ewart, superintendent engineer for RNLI. Taken on August 10th, 1982, during an era characterized by charitable efforts and heightened emphasis on safety measures within shipping and transport industries along The Wirral coastlines; this picture encapsulates both innovation and dedication towards saving lives at sea. Richard Williams' expertly captured snapshot not only immortalizes a pivotal moment but also serves as a reminder of how organizations like RNLI tirelessly work towards ensuring maritime safety. This print stands as a testament to human ingenuity combined with unwavering commitment to rescue missions - truly capturing an unforgettable slice of history from the 1980s.

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