Patrick Harvey, coxswain of the RNLI Penlee lifeboat station
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How do lifeboats prepare for stormy weather?

Fierce winds and heavy rain have battered the South West of England for weeks and more dire weather is forecast in the coming days.

Patrick Harvey, the coxswain of RNLI Penlee lifeboat station, takes the BBC's Michael Hirst on a tour of the Severn Class lifeboat Ivan Ellen.

  • 09 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK
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