Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lori & Jack Phillips join TRVMRG with a Sea Rescue

My US visitors Lori and Jack Phillips had barely time to finish their lunch when I was called out by the Two Rocks Marine Rescue Group to help with a rescue 15nautical miles off the coast. A boat had engine problems and needed assistance to get back to the marina at Two Rocks. Lori and Jack were happy to come along for the ride and observe just how we operate a rescue.
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  Launching Guardian I, our fast response boat              Entering the position of the distressed boat into the navigation system                      Leaving the marina
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     “Hold on tight we’re speeding up”                                                        Speeding to the rescue                                           preparing to pass the tow rope
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                Attaching the rope                                                                Towing along smoothly                                                          Pam and Lori having a chat
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                  Reading the instruments                                         Avoiding the breaking swells                                                          more chat
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                                     Shortening the tow rope as we come into the marina                                                                           Coming alongside the jetty
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                                                                                                                            Safely at the jetty
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Putting Guardian I back on her airberth                                                Two Rocks Base                                                              End of the adventure

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