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Latest Lifeboat Shout

Saturday 26 July while on exerise and making a courtesy visit to the Folkestone Trawler Race our lifeboat was tasked to two different incidents. Both casualties were towed to safety.
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Shannon Class Lifeboat Information

The video below was taken by Guy B Freeman of the new Shannon class lifeboat 13-02
"The Morrell" arriving at Dungeness on 21st February 2014.

You can see a selection of Shannon related videos below, just click on the PLAYLIST link to see all of the videos available.

Below are some photos of our new Shannon class lifeboat 13-02, 'The Morrell'.


Photographs taken when our Shannon went into the water at Lymington on 28 October, 2013.

First Shannon class lifeboat welcomed into the RNLI's fleet - 11th July 2013

9th July 2013, Shannon Lifeboat and Launch and Recovery Kit Photo Update
Visit by Chris Ubee - Dungeness Lifeboat Operations Manager, Trevor Bunney - Station Mechanic, Martin Flack - Tractor Driver and Noel Packer - Tractor Driver to see how construction is progressing of our new Shannon lifeboat and Supacat launch and recovery vehicle. Photos by Noel Packer.


Shannon Class RNLI Lifeboat 13-02 under construction at Lymington - some of Dungeness Lifeboat Crew paid visits to see their new lifeboat during May 2013. There are also some photos of more shannon's at various stages of construction.
Photographs taken by Crew Members Noel Packer and Steve Cardew


Photo by Noel Packer 18 May 2013

15/04/2013 - RNLI reveals new stations earmarked for charity's most advanced lifeboat
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Click here to view photos of the Shannon Class Lifeboat at Dungeness

5 September 2012: Dungeness Mechanic Trevor Bunney has been trialling the Shannon. He's looking forward to getting one on station, but there's a lot to learn …
(please note that this video requires flash to be installed so will not be visible on iPads or iPhones, to view on these devices please click here).

View The Shannon In Action

Click here to watch the Shannon prototype in action during her sea trials, and meet the people involved.

Dungeness has been chosen as the home for the first Shannon class RNLI lifeboat in the south east, following an RNLI coast review.

For more information read the Lifeboats News Release - 29 July 2011

Read about Supacat Trials at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station during July and August 2011

RNLI Shannon class lifeboat self-righting trial - January 2012, video created by RNLI Skegness

Last year we brought you the news that the new class of RNLI lifeboat will be named the 'Shannon'. Trials for the prototype of this lifeboat, the 'FCB2', are now well underway. A couple of weeks ago, we put the FCB2 through her paces to see how she'd fare in a capsize trial - this video below shows footage captured during the capsize from six different angles, including within the wheelhouse of the boat and from the crane that lowered her into the water.

RNLI Video footage captured during the capsize from six different angles


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