LIFEBOAT COMING

The Arbroath lifeboat takes a doctor out to attend to an injured crewman on the Abertay Lightship. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Angus
  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional care
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: LIFEBOAT COMING

Reference number: 1265

Date: 1963*

Director: filmed by William Guild, Dept. of Agric., Univ. of Edinburgh

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: The Arbroath lifeboat crew demonstrate a rescue from a lightship in distress. Coxswain on boat is Hew Smith.

See also ref. T0754, a film also made by Mr. Guild on the subject of lifeboats.

Credits: With the generous co-operation of the Crew and Harbour Officials of Arbroath Life-Boat Station. The crew of the Abertay lightship, the matron and staff of Arbroath Infirmary, the St. Andrews Ambulance Association, HM Coastguard
ph. and p. facilities Research Film Unit, University of Edinburgh.

Shotlist: Credits (0.22); Shots of Arbroath harbour and out to sea (1.04); Map of Scotland's coast, arrow points to the position of the "Abertay" (1.11); Lifeboat crewman runs to the station, and fires two maroons (signal flares) (1.46); General views of the pier as the crew converge on the lifeboat station. Boat is prepared and chains removed, etc. (2.31); Lifeboat is then moved to top of slipway. Crew load on gear and embark. Car drives up. Local doctor alights and puts on a lifejacket. (3.42); Shot of propeller (3.50); The boat is launched (4.08); General views of the boat and shots from the wheelhouse as it heads out to sea; c/u radio telephone (5.15); Lightship is sighted. Crew prepare sectional stretcher. Lifeboat pulls alongside stationary lightship - doctor crosses onto lightship and attends to the wounded man on board. Stretcher passed back across and man is taken back on board the lifeboat. Lifeboat pulls away. General views of both vessels. (7.51); Crew take injured man into cockpit of lifeboat (8.57); Coastguard station (9.05); General views of lifeboat (9.31); Boat enters harbour, back to its mooring. Shots on quayside (10.16); Patient is taken off and into the waiting ambulance (11.19); Ambulance drives to Arbroath Infirmary and is greeted by the matron. (11.55); ecs (12.21)