Coastguards on Isle of Wight

Exercise with Breeches Buoy

Bouy set up

Firing the Boxer Rocket

Exercise Rocket launcher

SS Moyunne ashore

Rescue with breeches buoy

The equipment

Another view of the kit

Popular photo opportunity

SS Moyunne 1897

Anther view breeches buoy rescue

SS Moyunne being refloated by tug?

Breeches Buoy


These photographs depict an Exercise (I think) with rocket launch and breeches buoy 'rescue'. From the 5th picture they appear to be a real rescue of an unknown ship (about 1897) and rescue by breeches buoy. Note the photographers making most of the event.