Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Darling Harbour, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sea Guardian

The Sea Guardian is on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was built in 1969 by Camper and Nicholsons of Southampton and was originally known as the RNLB R.Hope Roberts, during its rescue mission service in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was sold to Australia, renamed the ANL Sea Guardian in 1993, the lifeboat was stationed in Wollongong in New South Wales and St Helens in Tasmania. It is best known for its rescue work in the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, where it pulled 10 yachts to safety and in 2007 it again rescued stricken Sydney to Hobart competitors caught in strong winds 43 nautical miles off Tasmania.

18 comments:

  1. Those yachters must have been very happy to have this boat come to their rescue!

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  2. It certainly looks like an impressive working boat.

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  3. Great photography here as always! I hope you'll join us each week, and I thank you for sharing this week at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

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  4. It's certainly bright enough to stand out!

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  5. Wonderfully captured. Good looking boat.
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  6. What an amazing history. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. it sounds like it has been very needed! thanks for sharing at good fences, jim!

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  8. great shot and those fences are really necessary!

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  10. Pretty good looking boat and love the orange color too.

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