Belle-ile-en-mer: Lifeboat SNS 096

Lifeboat SNS 096 ” Belle-Isle “. The Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) is a French voluntary organisation founded in 1967 by merging the Société Centrale de Sauvetage des Naufragés (founded in 1865) and the Hospitaliers Sauveteurs Bretons (1873). Its task is saving lives at sea around the French coast, including the overseas départments and territories.
65% of funding comes from the private sector (donations, bequeathals and sponsorship) and 35% comes from the national government, the regions, the départements and the local communities.

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” Pour que l’eau salée n’ait jamais le goût des larmes” (So that salt water never taste of tears )

Type: SAR vessel
Reg Nr: AY894038, SNS 096
MMSI: 227021500
Callsign: FOXN
Flag: France
Homeport: Le Palais, France
Owner: Societé Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM)
GRT: 33 tons
DWT: 23 tons
LOA: 17.60 m
BOA: 4,39 m
Built: 2000, Bernard, Locmiquelic, France
Hull: polyester, type CTT (Canots Tous Temps)
Engine: 2 diesels, IVECO 8210SRM45, 589 kW total
Screws: 2 fixed screws
Speed: 24.0 knots




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