Originally Posted by boristhebold
A good service from sea start, its worth being a member, yes i could have called RNLI if I hadnt been a member of sea start .
For information - members of the public do not get to "call out" the RNLI - unless they have the local LOM on speed dial
All communications on channel 16 or 999 is with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and it is only they who can officially task the RNLI to launch which would not have been the first response in this scenario.
However glad to hear that you and the other craft managed to RTB safely