Not a lot of opportunities for rescue here but -
- Towed a speedboat with engine failure back to the beach, still awaiting the promised case of beer two years later
there will be a next time!
- Went out to help a search for missing divers - a team of divers had shipped their two ribs down from the UK to go diving here, and some of them got carried away by the current so they requested assistance with a search. Launched and got out there just as the other boats found them, to find one of the ribs motoring around the dive site on his aux, looking a bit p***ed off. They seemed OK so we set off back to find the other rib waiting for them a mile or so away. They couldn't raise the man on the aux, as their radio wouldn't work, so I called the first rib up and I think the conversation went something like "please tell them that SOMEBODY forgot to check the oil tank before we left and SOMEBODY forgot to check there was any oil in the console" - whoops
- anyway message was duly passed, judging by the faces I think "somebody" was on the rib sitting next to us
anyway we went back to the first rib with them and waited around till they had the main engine running again and then left them to it.
- Towed a few derelict rafts during and after the annual New Year's Day raft race
I have also been involved with a search for missing fishermen (jumped overboard) but not on my boat - and sadly without success