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lifeboat

a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc.

lifeboat

[′līf‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat hoisted on davits or carried on one of the upper decks of a vessel, which can be quickly lowered into the water in case of an emergency.
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Once an ambulance arrived from the nearby Belford station, the crew were taken aboard the lifeboat.
Refreshments will be served in the lifeboat station after the blessing.
The Shannon class lifeboat arrived in Barmouth in March and was officially placed on service.
The casualties were brought on board the inshore lifeboat in difficult surf conditions and transferred to the all-weather lifeboat where they were assessed by the volunteer crew.
The lifeboat was returning north when the crew was tasked to take over the tow of a broken down 8m boat that Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat had been assisting.
Flint lifeboat searched an area from Connah's Quay to Talacre, whilst West Kirby concentrated on an area around Hilbre Island.
Speaking at the London Boat Show, Mr Williams, a volunteer RNLI crewman and spokesperson for the Ceredigion Lifeboat Campaign, said: "The Ceredigion coast is busy with passenger boats, leisure craft, and commercial fishing activity.
The lifeboats were stood down and returned to their stations, where shore crews were waiting to rehouse them.
Leonie has been part of the press team with Oban lifeboat for four years and started a year-long probationary training period before she becomes a full crew member.
The Porthcawl lifeboat crew had launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat after spotting the catamaran in danger in the Bristol Channel as night fell.
A lifeboat station was established in Cushendall in 1972 and has saved 114 lives.
The state-of-the-art lifeboat was funded in part by the legacy of former Women's Royal Naval Service officer Paulette Micklewood, from Oxford, and is named Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, in memory of her grandfather.