Originally Posted by gingercoastie
Now if only every one had DSC we wouldn't need to listen to channel 16.
Oh yes you do. Overheard on Sunday.
"Posh lady in a 37 yacht informing Solent Coastguard that a scruffy little speed boat with 3 people on board wearing very tatty lifejackets was taking water over the bow in the enterance to Portsmouth harbour.
Solent Coastguard asked if she was in a position to help, to which she replied that there 37 foot yacht couldn't posibly tow that thing into Portsmouth.
Stunned silence from the Coastguard, and pleats of giggles from everyone else listening. The Coastguard finally agreed to provide help via Gaffers I think.
My only regret was being 15 miles away at the time. would loved to have been there and given the posh lady some technical advice.