On 21 February 2014 the face of the RNLI carriage launched lifeboats will see the most radical change for many years. The first operational Shannon Class lifeboat will be delivered to Dungeness lifeboat station in Kent. The Shannon is different to her sisters by being driven by waterjets instead of propellers. The Shannon will, after a period of crew training, replace the Mersey class lifeboat that has served the station well for many years.
I shall be attending the media launch and will share the pictures of her arrival on the blog and in the gallery.
Watch this space.