Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hang on a minute - whatever happened to hovercraft?

They are apparently saving people from mud, day in, day out.
"In Finland small hovercraft are widely used in maritime rescue and during the rasputitsa ("mud season") as archipelago liaison vehicles. In England, hovercraft of the Burnham-on-Sea Area Rescue Boat (BARB) are used to rescue people from thick mud in Bridgwater Bay. Also Avon Fire and Rescue Service became the first fire service in the UK to operate a hovercraft. It is used to rescue people from thick mud in the Weston-super-Mare area and during times of inland flooding."

I'm also delighted that they have a "mud season" in Finland.

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