Caedes

  Prepared For Action?  

Click here to view at full resolution.
Uploaded: 07/04/19 8:04 AM GMT
Prepared For Action?
Views: 75
Dlds: 36
Status: active

---Prepared for action?---

Not really, because this Search And Rescue (SAR) boat 'Carlot' was already decommissioned in 2000. However, she's still completely intact, witness her sailing presence at a rescue event in Flushing, Zeeland, The Netherlands.

The 'Carlot' was built and commissioned in 1960. In her 40 years of service, the Carlot made 579 rescue trips in which 799 people were saved.

The 'Carlot' was ahead of its time because of the self-righting ability that was even further increased by the closed wheelhouse. When all the doors of this wheelhouse are closed, the 'air bubble' in the wheelhouse is such a big driving force that the boat can't turn upside-down anymore.

The 'Carlot' nowadays can be seen in the harbor of Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands as a floating museum piece.

Comments

Post a Comment  -  Subscribe to this discussion
::tigger3
07/04/19 12:35 AM GMT
She is impressive I must say, good wave action captured so well by you. It's great that they are still making use of this beautiful vessel.
tigs=^..^=
3∈ [?]
Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::Ramad
07/04/19 4:58 PM GMT
Nice and sharp photo of this "retired" Lifesaver Cornelius.She still looks as if she is ready for action (life saving).
3∈ [?]
Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
::0930_23
07/04/19 5:06 PM GMT
Lifesaver for both those in the water and on board SEA.
First Responders whether by land, sea or air are to be admired.
Great photo to remind us of their bravery.

OFT


Viewed Full Screen
3∈ [?]
People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::Roseman_Stan
07/04/19 6:07 PM GMT
She looks prepared for most needs to me! I always enjoy the information in your posts. Thank you.
3∈ [?]
All I know is, I am not home yet, This is NOT my Home. Take this World, & Give me Jesus... Building 429
::trixxie17
07/04/19 6:32 PM GMT
I too really like all the information you give us Mr. C. - the part about the wheelhouse is fascinating!
5∈ [?]
Friends are like flowers - they fill the world with beauty ... Celeste Barnard

Leave a comment (registration required):

Subject: