T.V.L.B. Breeches Buoy
To access our manual which explains the use of the equipment in full please click HERE.
To access the orders the Officer in Charge will use during a Breeches Buoy demonstration and replies different members provide please click HERE.
To access a list of the numbers assigned to members and the different roles these individuals have please click HERE.
Video explanations of the different elements
The following seven short videos will introduce you to different elements of Breeches Buoy (please click on the title to access each video)
Introduction to Breeches Buoy
Installation of anchors and the use of a 'backer'
Use of the line thrower
Role of the whips and installation of the buoy
Jackstay and luff
Officer in Charge - explanation of role
Example of a Breeches Buoy Exercise
Filmed in 2017, the following is a real-time demonstration of an exercise with Tynemouth RNLI. The Lifeboat acts as the 'casualty' vessel. The video ends once the equipment has been set up and the buoy is on its way to the lifeboat. Please click HERE to access this video.