Not a photo today but a video of the first shout for the new Hoylake lifeboat, the Shannon class 13-06 RNLB Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood.
Hoylake’s new RNLI Shannon class lifeboat was launched on service for the first time last night in response to a request from Liverpool Coastguard to search the River Mersey after shouts for help were heard from the river near Liverpool’s Cruise Liner Terminal.
A statement from the RNLI confirms nobody needed assistance: “Although nothing was found after extensive searches by both the lifeboat and onshore Coastguard units, the launch gave the crew and their new equipment a chance to prove their worth in the most testing of conditions”.
Are boats that have male names still referred to as ‘she’? Might be a daft question but I thought I’d ask anyway!