Swings and Roundabouts: The Coast

Swings and Roundabouts: The Coast

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Details

Location

Ballintoy, Portrush

Year

1988

Date

Production 01/09/2019

Length

15min 08sec

Audio

sound

Format

1 inch

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Barney and Jane are thinking of different boats and ships that sail the sea - big ferries, yachts, ocean liners but also small dinghies, rowing and fishing boats. But what happens when sailors get in trouble at sea? Who goes to their rescue?

The lifeboat crew! Today’s adventure leads to Portrush in County Antrim where Barney and Jane meet the lifeboat crew and investigate what it is like to be part of it. Armed with lifejackets, the duo joins the crew aboard their boat and head out to sea. While Barney watches the coast go by, Jane decides to take a mini tour of the boat and interview different members onboard. Steering the lifeboat is Robert who explains what different instruments are for and how they’re used. Jane also gets to meet the radio operator, the navigator who plots the course and members of the deck crew. There is another rescue team ready to be called into action - the Coastguard Service. Jane and Barney meet the coastguard crew by the cliffs of Ballintoy where they demonstrate their rescue skills.

Credits

Presented by Jane Cassidy

Also features RLNI Portrush Lifeboat and HM Coastguard Ballycastle crews 

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