NT1378 : Recovering the Lifeboat - 4

taken 7 years ago, near to Queensferry, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Recovering the Lifeboat - 4
Recovering the Lifeboat - 4
Now back at the entrance to the boat house at the top of Hawes Pier, with its tractor, and ready to be washed down.
Recovering the Lifeboat

The RNLI Queensferry inshore boat being brought ashore after a May Bank Holiday outing. This one, ‘Jimmie Cairncross’ B-851, is an Atlantic 85 RIB, one of a large fleet of powerful inshore rescue boats around the UK. They are 8.4 m long and powered by two 86 kW Yamaha four-stroke engines, with a max speed of 35 kt. It has a crew of 4, and a capacity of 24.
The boat is named after Jimmie Cairncross, a Perth jeweller who died in 2002, who established the Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust which contributed to the acquisition of the lifeboat. His business was, and is still, particularly associated with pearls from the freshwater mussels that live in Scottish rivers. They are a rare and endangered species and not to be disturbed NJ3460 : A freshwater pearl mussel on the banks of the Spey..

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Date Taken
Monday, 4 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Railways  Health and social services  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1365 7843 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.4620N 3:23.1477W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1364 7844
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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RNLI Lifeboat  Queensferry  Forth Bridge  Firth of Forth 

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