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RNLI unveils first of new lifeboat fleet

20 February 2014 Last updated at 12:35 GMT

The charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has unveiled the first of its new "Shannon class" lifeboats.

The Morrell is one of a fleet of new boats designed by the RNLI which will take to the waters over the next few years.

The RNLI's Martin Pitman showed BBC News around the new boat which will operate out of Dungeness in Kent.

Video journalist: Neil Bowdler

A report on the new RNLI boat will feature on Radio 4's PM programme on Thursday 20th February from 1700

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