A new lifeboat is tested in London.
No title - paperwork reads - More safety at sea. New ships life boat, which eliminates use of oars, tried out. London.
Two sailors turn handles which swing the lifeboat out from the ship and over the sea. M/S as it is slowly lowered. M/S of the crew sat in it, it has 'Hector' on the side. M/S of the water after it has sailed away. Some men stand around and look at it as it is suspended over the sea, one looks over the side. M/S of men in the boat. M/S of a man standing in the boat holding a rope, he pulls another one as the boat swings across, it is slowly lowered into the sea. Two men pull levers back and forth and the boat sails off.