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What is Abandon Ship?

Abandon Ship! is a formal command given in the face of danger, usually the imminent sinking of the ship.

The order can only be issued by the captain of the ship – the Master – or the person delegated to take command if the captain is unable to. 304 more words

Merchant Navy

UK (Wales): Criccieth lifeboat aids to grounded yacht on Harlech beach - Published 04 Apr 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

“At 10.30am, volunteer Crew Members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch following multiple reports of a yacht aground at the northern end of Harlech beach. 240 more words


UK: Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue off Shetland - Published 04 Mar 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue when their trawler sank in bad weather.

The seven had to jump into the water just before the ship sank off Shetland as the sea was too rough to bring a lifeboat alongside. 351 more words


Ed Kuris - Painter/Sculptor

Ed Kuris with partner Natalina Rinaldi

edward stefan kuris
Associate of the Ontario College of Art (OCAD) ‘70


o abstract figurative painter
o sculptures in soapstone, wood, metal… 302 more words


Seth Lakeman: 'Solomon Browne' - Cornwall, Lifeboats, Life, Death, Pride & Heroism

‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ (Gospel of Saint John)

‘The greatest act of courage that I have ever seen, and am ever likely to see, was the penultimate courage and dedication shown by the Penlee when it manoeuvred back alongside the casualty in over 60 ft breakers and rescued four people shortly after the Penlee had been bashed on top of the casualty’s hatch covers. 1,128 more words


A brave young immigrant

When Anna Sophia Turja of Finland boarded the Titanic in Southampton on April 10, 1912, she looked forward to starting a new life in America at the home of her sister and brother-in-law. 589 more words



THE AUGUSTA was Sheringham’s first purpose-built lifeboat, launched in 1838 and condemned as unseaworthy in 1894.

The National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (which later became the RNLI) had been founded a decade before the Augusta was built, but this lifeboat was privately financed by Abbot Upcher’s widow Charlotte. 620 more words

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