Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station
Construction Works during 2009


Week Commencing 1st June
Work continues this week from the jack-up platform cutting away and shaping the existing concrete at the end of the launching slipway.
The new pre-cast sections of slipway will then be placed over the reduced concrete and grouted into place.
Further steel sections are being installed on the launching slipway.
The new hydraulic tipping cradle is due on site at the end of the week.


Thursday 4th June
A joint exercise was held by the lifeboat crew and the jack-up crew to practice techniques for evacuating persons from the platform in the event of an accident.
The scenario was that an explosion had occured, blowing one worker off the platform and into the sea - he was suspected of having neck and spinal injuries and was treated accordingly by the ILB crew and recovered from the water by the ALB.
A second casualty on the platform had suffered burns and a broken leg - he was treated on the platform and evacuated by crane cage into the ILB.
Dr Adam Ellery supervised the event, and can be seen being craned off the platform in the lower right image !

Thanks to Peter Puddiphatt and Tim Stevens for use of the images, which are copyright.

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