RNLI Storm Rider leaves Amble for active service
One of the RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboats left Amble for active service as a relief boat. The lifeboat was launched from Amble for trials around the Scottish Coast, before returning to the Friendliest Port for the return trip to Poole.
The lifeboat will travel by road back down to Poole via the Tyne Tunnel.
Storm Rider was named by Rachel Fairhurst aged 14 from Gateshead who won a competition to name the new lifesaving vessel.
The Shannon is the first RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by water jets instead of propellers, making it the most agile all-weather lifeboat in the charity’s fleet. The lifeboat’s water jets also allow the Shannon to reach casualties in harder to reach places and in shallower waters.