03 Apr 2019
LIFEBOAT IN A BOX
Their unique Lifeboat in a Box lifeboat station empowers communities around the world prone to drowning, flooding and natural disasters by providing a custom-built lifeboat station and rescue boat, Search and Rescue training, and boatbuilding expertise. Taking the form of a shipping container, the Atlantic Pacific Lifeboat in a Box is an unlikely but ingenious solution to a global problem, providing the essential facilities of a lifeboat station in one transportable self-contained unit that can be delivered to any location in the world to operate immediately as a lifeboat station. Every Lifeboat in a Box is specifically designed for the community that will receive it. Working with local communities, the Atlantic Pacific Lifeboat in a Box comes with an intensive training programme for the local community on how to operate the boat and the station and the longer-term aspiration that the programme can extend to other local regions and communities. A Lifeboat in a Box can also be accompanied by Atlantic Pacific Crew who can operate the station for a period of time whilst local crew are recruited and trained. The Lifeboat in a Box was initially conceived and developed as part of a project in the Tsunami affected region of Kamaishi, Japan.