New high-tech lifeboat for Arbroath RNLI

Arbroath RNLI have been boosted with the news that they are to get a new Shannon lifeboat to replace the ageing Mersey.

The Shannon is the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by waterjets instead of propellers, making it faster and more manoeuvrable when reaching casualties.

The first of the new fleet, The Morrell, arrived at Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent in February earlier this year and now Arbroath too is set to get its very own high-tech boat, which has an expected 50-year operational life.