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Download a lifeboat pager

30th April 2008

All credit to the RNLI - not just for their trojan rescue work, but for some innovative marketing.

The good folks at Lifeboats HQ have come up with a way for you to keep track of what boats are launching and when - a new desktop pager.

The pager downloads to your computer and alerts you each time a lifeboat launches in the British Isles, and includes details of the last 12 shouts.

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The pager sits under all the other windows on your desktop, or hides in your toolbar until a boat goes on a shout, at which point you are alerted with a ping.

The pager tracks the last twelve shouts, and at the time when yours truly discovered this new novelty item, Crosshaven lifeboat had had a busy day, called out in winds gusting to 32 knots (according to Marine.ie )at 11.30pm on Monday night, having responded to a call seven hours earlier in even worse conditions.

Click here to download the pager.

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