Lifeboat Kirkwall Scotland
This is the lifeboat Margaret Foster, a Severn class lifeboat. This one is stationed at Kirkwall Lifeboat station.
The Severn class lifeboat was introduced in 1995 and shares the same hull shape as the Trent class. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. Its propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.
Picture added on 08 January 2007