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Capturing life on the coast of Britain

During this June's Seafarers Awareness Week, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society charity challenged the nation's photographers to illustrate Britain's relationship with the sea. The entries are in and the winning images celebrate Britain's proud maritime heritage - its merchant ships, fishermen, coast, harbours and ports. Here is a selection of shots which capture the ultimate sea views.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

In his winning image, Chris Herring captured this yacht which ran aground in calm weather at Cart Gap, Norfolk. He called his image "Fighting to the End".
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

This image by Owen Humphreys sees the Seaham lighthouse in County Durham being bombarded by huge waves.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

Photographer Gareth Easton captured Lee Odie catching whitefish in his trawler, the Guardian Angell, 30 miles (48km) out to sea from Shetland.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

The South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey in North Wales is the subject of this image by Rob Amsbury called "Clear Communications".
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

Lucy Sims, 13, swims at 05:00 off the coast of Dover. She is one of the "Sea Gals" - six girls aged 13 or 14 who swam the English Channel as a relay team in July. Teri Pengilley captured Lucy swimming the first leg, which left from Samphire Hoe beach.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

Craig Scott's photograph was taken underneath the Old Pier in Aberdour, Fife, from the rocky beach.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

This boat, the Green Isle, is fishing for tuna in the Bay of Biscay off the western coast of France. John Roberts shot the Irish boat at dawn.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

Dave Agnelli photographed this two-man crew, off the coast of Guernsey, on board the Amy Blue fishing trawler.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain

The Fruitful Bow was a fishing boat from Whalsay, Shetland Islands. Photographer Ian Reid says the boat was towed to Clift Sound beach near the village of Scalloway for restoration in the 1980s, but "it never happened and it has just laid there since".
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