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Lifeboat Iceland
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No: 15   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Iceland
Lifeboat Iceland

The Björg is one the lifeboats in Iceland. It's an English type of Lifeboat.
Picture added on 13 August 2006
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This is a 52ft Arun class lifeboat. Its not uncommon for other countries coastguard services to buy BRITTISH lifeboats when they are withdrawn from service.

Added by Ronald Young on 06 October 2006.
This is the ex RNLI Arun class "Snolda" TL-01 training vessel originally based at Poole.

Added by Tony Smith on 26 October 2007.
She is not the "Snolda", I have spoken to the Icelandic SAR and they have not yet purchased her.

Added by Tony Smith on 26 October 2007.
This is the ex yarmouth lifeboat 52-08 joy and john wade sold to iceland in 2002

Added by Greg Weedon on 27 December 2007.
I served on 2 of these boats in the Canadian Coast Guard . Excellant sea boats, can take alot of icing up. Good to see they sre still around.

Added by Douglas Covey on 24 January 2008.
I served on 52-08 (Joy and John Wade) Yarmouth Lifeboat and had every confidence in her.

Added by Dave Bryan on 13 February 2008.
i have this life boat as a 1/12 scale radio control model. it is hard to find photo's of this arun. i have only found two after trawling the internet for hours.this one and a picture of it at poole harbour just before decomissioning.if anyone has more photos please contact me or email them to thanks greg

Added by Greg Weedon on 14 February 2008.
So far ICE-SAR has bought 14 Arun Class lifeboats for service in Iceland. Only one of them didn't reach safe and sound to Iceland as she fell overboard from the container vessel SKAFTAFELL off the South Coast of Iceland some years ago. It was only small piece of her that made it to the shore.

Added by Capt. Hilmar Snorraosn on 26 November 2008.
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