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Old 19 July 2010, 18:05   #1
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Rescue operation in Gulf of Finland, today

"http://www.iltalehti.fi/nettitv/?24474329" . this video is now on top but will be filed later. Then search for the phrase "Helikopteri pelasti viisi henkilöä uppoavasta veneestä" an You will find it.

No idea how they manage to sink that boat in that weather...? Guess they somehow got a wave over the bow and then things started to go wrong. Have been boating on that spot tents of times in various weather and also in not so big boats. In fact did so yesterday with the bombard. The waves migt get sharp but not bad, the wind was believe less than 10 m/s.
There mihgt be facts not now known contributing to the outcome.

Think rescue was performed by coast guards super puma. 2 adults, 3 kids and a dog was saved(the whole crew). Strange, they left the engine running and gear on.
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Old 19 July 2010, 18:36   #2
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I think they probably hit something and holed the boat badly. That went down awfully quick.
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Re the engine, I guess they were trying to maintain the boat's position relative to the helo - it would tend to drift out of the downdraft so by keeping some way on it would be easier for the pilot to hold in a "sweet spot".

Didn't work very well tho
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Old 20 July 2010, 12:31   #4
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Strangely enough, based on information in the papers, they did not hit anything. Guess the skipper was not very experienced and maybe the boat design is not that briliant either.

On the positive side the crew was saved, no injurys. This would not happend to a RIB
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