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Old 26 July 2009, 09:01   #11
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You can stay on ILB's past 45 if you do a yearly medical. I think its only upto 50 though.
I think Frank may be past that watershed. He is indeed a superb chap, he has hauled me out of the poo a couple of times!
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Well done you for going to investigate - it's actions like that that ultimately save lives....

I went out today (Sunday) and the chop was too much for my kids, so we got as far as Langstone and then back. As we were entering Portsmouth Harbour not only was the QHM Harbour Patrol looking very busy, but I also heard a DSC which the coastguard dealt with on 16.

Seems a yacht ran aground on rocks outside Chichester, I see on the charts that there are two areas of exposed rocks. I hope all were OK.
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A dredger working nearby reported a yatch with a man being dragged behind some 1 mile west of the MOB waypoint . I am glad to say Frank Dunster (legend) of Hayling Rescue ( google him) was frst on the scene and got the guy out of the water . He had gone overboard and was being dragged by his lifeline and banging against the hull! Frank cut the line and got him aboard .
The return to the mooring was at the 8 knot limit and my heart was doing a lot more !
Lurcher,

Any idea why the DSC position was s far out? A mile is a long way, or was this the actual position of where the button was pressed with the vessel carrying on albeit slowed by the makeshift drogue.
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Good on you for your actions, whilst you were not needed this time, none of us will never know until on scene.
Im glad I am not the only one who has had the thought about I wonder what I will do when i get there. You will only find out when it happens. Some will do a great job, others may not. Good training does help.

Once again well done, if i were being dragged along by a yacht, just the sight of another vessel arriving on scene would raise my spirit.
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[CODEAny idea why the DSC position was s far out? A mile is a long way, or was this the actual position of where the button was pressed with the vessel carrying on albeit slowed by the makeshift drogue.][/CODE]

My assumption is that the tide was in the second hour of the ebb and was setting to the west but I may be wrong ,will ask Frank .
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This taken from RNLI website .
Both lifeboats were awaiting to be recovered following a PR exercise at Langstone when a MAYDAY was sent by a yacht in Hayling Bay. The skipper of the yacht had fallen over board and his wife had thrown a line to him but she had been unable to get him back on the yacht and was unsure of their position. Hayling Rescue also responded and a lifeboat crew member was transferred on to Hayling Rescue to assist the skipper who was on his own. The lifeboats and Hayling Rescue then serached for the yacht. Hayling Rescue was first on scene and the lifeboat crew member went into the water to assist the casualty and using a knife from Hayling Rescue, the casualty's wife cut the line and her husband was assisted on to Hayling Rescue. The casualty was then transferred to the Atlantic 85 and taken back to the lifeboat station and later transferred to an ambulance as he had suspected hypothermia after being in the water for 45mins. Hayling Rescue, with assistance from lifeboat crew, towed the yacht into Sparkes Marina and the casualty's wife was then taken by lifeboat to the lifeboat station. The lifeboats returned to station at 17.16
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This taken from RNLI website .
" The casualty was then transferred to the Atlantic 85 and taken back to the lifeboat station and later transferred to an ambulance as he had suspected hypothermia after being in the water for 45mins. 17.16
Although sunny on Saturday the wind was strong in the afternoon and he was a lucky person to hang on that long.
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We were pounced on by Cpt Mainwaring & Cpl Jones in the QHM patrol boat who took great delight in telling off my son in no uncertain terms .
I was out on Saturday and noticed that they seemed unusually keen. I wonder if anyone realises that the more the behave like that the less notice anyone takes of them!

You'll probably get a speeding ticket in the post from the Chichester mob
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You'll probably get a speeding ticket in the post from the Chichester mob
So how's this work then?

You heard a distress call and want to react as quickly as possible. You're in a speed restricted area where travelling fast is a danger in it's self. You have no Idea if there is any other help coming to assist so must make that all important decision.

What would you do? I know what I would do with the knowledge I have now, but I'm sure there are guide lines in more advanced courses tackeling this scenario.

Perhaps someone would like to enlighten me please?
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What would you do? I know what I would do with the knowledge I have now...
You can only make the decision on the merits of that particular set of events:-

What danger will your speeding represent, has the Mayday been responded to by someone else, are you near enough that the speed will make a real difference. I think in this case it was absolutely the right thing to do, 45 minutes is a long time to be a MOB and five minutes either way could have made a difference.

On the other hand there is good lifeboat coverage in the area...

On the other other hand we all have a solemn duty to go to another mariners aid.....

Oh eck, off for a lie down to stop the spinning!
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