Philip Stephen / Helicopter hovering during a training excercise on the North Sea.
Rick Tomlinson / Blyth inshore D-Class lifeboat based on the east coast near Newcastle, England.
Rick Tomlinson / Fishguard, Wales Lifeboat heads out to sea in heavy weather. Designed to lie afloat at deep water moorings or at berth.^^^ The sheerline sweeps down for ease of survivor recovery and the hull is of a...
Rick Tomlinson / Team of Australian surf life savers row out through the heavy surf off a beach in Australia.
Steven David Miller / Surf lifesavers watching over surfer in the water, Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George McCarthy / RNLI lifeboat, Seahouses, Northumberland, UK
Rick Tomlinson / Alderney, Channel Islands Lifeboat covered in spray as it crashes through heavy seas.
Merryn Thomas / Aboard ex-Penlee Arun lifeboat, Portishead, Bristol, March 2009.
Rick Tomlinson / Mersey Class lifeboat stationed in Eastbourne, Sussex, UK.
Rick Tomlinson / Falmouth's Severn Class Lifeboat off the coast of Cornwall.
Benoit Stichelbaut / Onboard a SNSM vedette lifeboat off Saint-Nazaire, France, April 2006. ^^^For the start of Bruno Peyron's circumnavigation attempt aboard multihull ^Orange 2^.
Rick Tomlinson / RNLI lifeboat moves out into rough sea off the coast of England.