Emergency Response Boat Shrugs Off Rolling Seas

How much roll can an ocean rescue vehicle survive? Quite a bit, as this video evidence suggests.


The excellent gCaptain posted this clip with the description "this is the kind of video you don't show your family back home." I'm not sure about that. If anything, this video is reassuring — the boat barely seems troubled. It shows an emergency response and rescue vessel shrugging off the rolling seas like it was nothing.


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Grumpy Alpaca, Host

Lifeboats used by the RNLI have watertight cabins and can still right themselves when completely flipped upside down as long as their hatches are sealed:


Shannon Class Self-righting test:

I also love the way they launch them: (skip to 2:04)