A crew member at Exmouth trains on SIMS on the new Shannon class lifeboatPhoto: RNLI/Nigel Millard
A crew member at Exmouth trains on SIMS on the new Shannon class lifeboat

The Systems Information Management System (SIMS) on Tamar and Shannon class lifeboats allows all the crew to run many of the lifeboat’s vital controls from the safety of their seats, from fault finding to chart plotting. Tea making has yet to be integrated, but surely it’s only a matter of time. You can find more about this important development here.