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Old 06 February 2008, 17:17   #21
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"Tango Romeo"
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Old 06 February 2008, 17:27   #22
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Tango Romeo. TR. Traffic/transit Report. From, To, ETD, POB, ETA. Usually to CG.

I'll get back to the lager now.
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Old 06 February 2008, 17:37   #23
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Tango Romeo. TR. Traffic/transit Report. From, To, ETD, POB, ETA. Usually to CG.

I'll get back to the lager now.
Ahh! OK - although why its abbreviated to two letters then extended to the phonetic words I have no idea!

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how many of us use a "Tango Romeo" when leaving alone or accompanied and how important they could be??
I started this thread fairly recently.
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...highlight=cg66
not sure if the philosophy/need is different in Eire.
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Old 07 February 2008, 08:14   #24
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I'm part of the emercency reponse team in our compagny. It's just an office building but we rather get a call to many, then miss the one that mattered. Ofcourse, we are no match to your RNLI team, we are only 15 minutes away from an ambulance (and yes... we do need those on occasion).

As someone who ended up in the emergency room a couple of months ago myself (thinking this was 'it'), on some moments you need to be humble and call for help.

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Old 07 February 2008, 08:19   #25
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Absolutely the right call.

As a SAR operator, we'd always rather overtask then downgrade rather than have to intervene at a stage when the situation had already developed to a point when the outcome was bound to be worse. No crew minds a stand down call if a situation has been resolved, but the alternative in this case could have been the discovery of an unattended boat and a 2 day body search!

Incidentally, VHFs used solely for emergency use do not require licensing - but then unless it's a SOLAS type radio, you'd be unlikely to be believed saying you never used it for anything else...
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Sounds to me like you handled it textbook, pan pan etc,
you done the right thing , especially with head injury.
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I sent John at Quinquari Ribs in Wales a bottle of Scotch after he recovered a couple of divers for the club one year....
That's the same "currency" we use on this side of the pond to thank CG or other boaters when assistance is offered.

In my experience, the Coasties would far rather be out "doing something" rather than sitting about in their base playing cards.
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In my experience, the Coasties would far rather be out "doing something" rather than sitting about in their base playing cards.

Big difference here Stoo - most of our Coasties are volunteers who have to leave their normal work to get involved in SAR activities. Unlike the RNLI lifeboat crews, they do get paid while they're doing it - but it ain't much
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When did Lifeboat crews start getting paid?
We get something daft like £8 I think for a callout so we are classed as employees and have the appropriate insurance, at least thats what its for.

We don't get a wage, the only station that gets paid is Humber on Spurn Head as the station is manned all the time.
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No you did not waste there time or there money ,lifeboats are there for that reason ,the crew members maybe volunteers but they only do it because they want to ,i work within the RNLI as a branch chairman and as an education presenter doing sea and beach safety talks to schools and adult groups, so for the first part yes i have stood for hours in the pouring rain with a collecting bucket all day for perhaps just a few pounds but hearing a story like your makes it all worthwhile ,,regards go to CHEWY and the rest of the RNLI lads at staithes for keeping our atlantic 75 in top condition when you had her a while back ,
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