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A jet-powered lifeboat that is faster, easier to manoeuvre and boasts a much bigger range than current vessels was unveiled yesterday by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The FCB2 - pictured being put through its paces in Poole bay, Dorset - can be launched in just a metre (3.28ft) of water, making it ideal for locations without harbours, and can be landed high on the beach so that casualties can be taken to hospital more quickly.