The great River Clyde as it runs through Glasgow is – usually – devoid of any craft sailing on it. However, thanks to the Marine Faculty of the City of Glasgow College, there is a survival boat to be seen most days.
Said Simon Palmer, an Instructor in that Faculty:
‘Anyone who is at sea is required to have survival training. We have three types of rescue boats and train people in all of them for the survival certificates.’
So on the day this photograph was taken, this open life boat was in use as part of a five day course. ‘We take people out in each type of boat during the course,’ said Simon.
He commented that on another day this week the River near the casino was ‘busy’ with a survival boat from the Marine Faculty, two boats from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service and a Glasgow City Council tug!