Originally Posted by 250kts
Great footage Pete and glad everyone made it home safe.
Just a thought, when Flipper happened, did anyone put out a Pan call to the Coastguard? Whilst there was 2 other RIBs present, the conditions were not great and Matt going under the boat, it could have turned nasty very quickly.
And remember every MOB is a Mayday according to the RYA & its instructor base - I remember arguing this long and hard with my PB2 instructor getting the response "there's always the risk of secondary drowning". Following that logic it would be a Mayday every time one of the pups fell off the ringo!
I think with 2 other boats & experienced crews so close and such a well executed recovery
this did not need a pan-pan/ mayday, but official line might be different . I'm sure there will be an argument that a mayday should have been made, then stood down as best practice.
It was a good piece of seamanship to recover Flipper so quickly and right the SR. Nice to watch