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SCISYS plays it's part in taking lifeboating to the next level

The first of the UK Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) newest class of lifeboat – the Shannon – has arrived at Dungeness lifeboat station in Kent today (Friday 21 February).

SCISYS has provided the Systems and Information Management System (SIMS). SIMS allows RNLI volunteer crew members to monitor and operate the lifeboat’s navigation, communication, machinery and systems from the safety of their seats.

The Shannon is the RNLI’s first all-weather lifeboat to be powered by water jets rather than traditional propellers, making it the most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat to enter the charity’s fleet.

The lifeboat – named The Morrell – arrived at Dungeness lifeboat station today at 1pm, and was greeted on the beach by a crowd of people, including RNLI crew members, volunteers and staff, their friends and families, supporters of the charity and members of the public.

For pictures and video of the event see the RNLI press release, and for a good overview of the Shannon (including SIMS) see this BBC video clip.  

To find out more about the role SCISYS have played in this exciting project see our case study.

For more information contact Richard Saull on +44 1249 466466