Both ALB and ILB participated today in an exercise with new class of S-92 helicopter operated by Bristows under contract to the Coastguard. The helicopter is based at Inverness, 30 minutes flying time from any incident in the Firth of Forth.
The helicopter landed locally to allow the RNLI crews to familiarise themselves with the aircraft and its equipment before practicing winching operations at sea.
Both ALB and ILB crew members were winched up into the aircraft.
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