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VIDEO : Why Lifeboats Don't Tip Over

VIDEO : Why Lifeboats Don't Tip Over

Published by Matthew Pells at 9:36am 15th February 2020.

One of the most striking bits of footage from Storm Ciara last weekend were the pictures of the Hastings lifeboat nearly being tipped over by a wave as it searched for a missing surfer.

Fortunately the vessel didn't quite turn over, but even if it had it wouldn't have stayed that way for long.

The RNLI's Senior Naval Architect, Ed Davies, has recorded a film explaining the science behind a lifeboats ability to stay the right way up.


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