A number of the lifeboat crew suffered minor injuries.
The low and dangerous coasts, off which the seas are generally very shallow, are efficiently served by a series of lifeboat stations.
In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.
The Lifeboat College is a unique and stunning landmark building of the highest quality.
A buoy is attached to the forward port lifeboat davit.