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Old 19 May 2008, 17:32   #1
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Galway lifeboat rescue

Anybody hear anything about this?

http://www.independent.ie/breaking-n...e-1366953.html

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/pr...ticleid=332774


Is it true that the lads got thrown out of the boat and the boat continued on without them?
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Old 19 May 2008, 22:56   #2
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Dare I mention freezer bags and mobile phones???
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A handheld waterproof VHF might be more appropriate Codders
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Yes but which is the average person more likely to have in their pocket at ALL times???
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The question ought to be ...'what SHOULD responsible mariners have to hand at all times'?
Answer...'VHF' waterproof and handheld preferably attached to ones person in the event of MOB.

Surely we dont need to list all reasons why mobiles should not be relied on or recomended!
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Yes but which is the average person more likely to have in their pocket at ALL times???
Mobile phone maybe......a freezer bag......nah. If you have to remember to take a bag (which probably won't work anyway), you might as well have a H/H VHF as part of your 'permanent' kit.

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I can assure you a bag does work!!! Obviously a hand held vhf is better but it is worthless if it's in a locker when you fall out of the RIB. There have been loads of cases where people have ended up in the water very suddenly and had no means of getting help. A mobile phone is much smaller than a VHF and 99% of people have one in their pocket!!!
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but what really happened

Freezer bags etc all very well but what really happened?
What was the weather like? What sort of boat? How alll three overboard?
Who were the lads? Does anybody know any of them? Are they members of rib.net? Are there any lessons they could teach us?

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Like I said........'VHF' waterproof and handheld preferably attached to ones person in the event of MOB.

Try using a mobile whilst swimming in the p*ss, in a plastic bag, with cold fingers!!!!!!! Cmon, Codds.........get real. And please don't give people on hear the idea that you will get yourself out of the mire with a mobile.
Loads of Ribneters respect your advise, so please give the 'right' advise!
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I can assure you a bag does work!!! Obviously a hand held vhf is better but it is worthless if it's in a locker when you fall out of the RIB. There have been loads of cases where people have ended up in the water very suddenly and had no means of getting help. A mobile phone is much smaller than a VHF and 99% of people have one in their pocket!!!
OK - but you have to think ahead and put your mobile in a plastic bag. If you've got that much forethought, you would probably be intelligent enough to have a VHF.

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