Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station, Seafield Road, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7SH. Tel: 01665 720370
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station
Images show the Shannon and SLARS (Shannon Launch and recovery system) low water launching.
With adequate water depth, the Shannon Lifeboat can launch from the carriage, from the beach by the slipway into the harbour. However, at very low tides, the lifeboat has to be taken to the harbour mouth to find sufficient water to launch. This can add some 20 or 25 minutes to the usual 10-12 minute launch time. But this also means that this Lifeboat can launch at any state of the tide.