The below photographs were taken during a crew training exercise, which took place at Hartlepool Marina. The aim of the exercise was to enable each crewmember to put into practise the theory that they had learn't earlier.
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In the event of capsize; one of the crew will activate a gas bottle to inflate the bag. The self-righting airbag is stored on top of the a-frame and is inflated using CO2 cylinders located at the base of the roll bar (See Below).
An 'O' Ring (shown below) is located on either side of the stern, this is accessible from the water when the lifeboat is inverted. Once inflated the airbag will then cause the boat to roll the right way up within a few seconds.
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