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Old 30 September 2013, 20:13   #1
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Just found this - interesting reading!

If I could work out how to link to this - I would post the link, but if you want to view the whole 67 page document,
just enter Irish Coastguard Operations Memorandum boats - into your search engine.

Maybe one of the mods can help here.... Yes, here is the link: Linky


IRISH COAST GUARD

OPERATIONS MEMORANDUM 46/01



COAST GUARD (1)

DIRECTOR (1)

CHIEF of OPERATIONS (1)

CHIEF ENGINEER (1)

REGIONAL CONTROLLER (1)

DIVISIONAL CONTROLLERS (3)

OPERATIONS & TRAINING OFFICERS (3)

AREA OFFICER (51)

STOREKEEPER (1)

CG ADMINISTRATION (1)

CG CORK (1)

NOTICE BOARDS (3)




IRCG BOAT STANDING OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES





C. REYNOLDS
REGIONAL CONTROLLER
VOLUNTARY SERVICES & TRAINING
COAST GUARD

Dated:



CONTENTS


Section 1 Regulations

1. Introduction

2. Function

3. Authority to Launch

4. Limitations

5. Pre-Launch Checks

6. Communications

7. General Rules

8. Qualifications

Section 2 Boat Handling

9. Types of Craft

9.1 Pure Inflatable

9.2 Semi Rigid Inflatable

10. Launching

10.1 General

10.2 Launching Ramps or Slipways

10.3 Launching from Beach - Fair Weather

11. Recovery

11.1 General

11.2 Beaching - Calm Water Only

11.3 Beaching with some Swell Running

11.4 Beaching in an Emergency on a Lee Shore in Heavy Sea and Swell

12. Handling

12.1 General

12.2 Speed and Trim

13. Picking up a Survivor from the Water

14. Capsize Drills and Procedures

14.1 General

14.2 The Capsize Drill

14.3 Rib Capsize

Section 3 Boat Helo. Ops

15. General

16. Helicopter operating limitations

17. Briefing for exercises

18. Responsibilities

19. Winching

20. Static Charge

21. Communications with helicopters

22. Stretchers

Section 4 Maintenance

23. Maintenance/Repair

23.1 The Hull

24 Boat Trailers

24.1 User Check

24.2 User Maintenance

24.3 Servicing/Repair

25. Engines

25.1 General

25.2 Crew Training

25.3 Routine Maintenance

25.4 Submerged engine

25.5 Fuel tanks, lines and filters.

Annex A: Pre-Launch Checklist

Annex B: Engine Fault Finding

Annex C: Beaufort Scale.

Annex D: Pre-Course Training

Annex E: Callsigns: Aircraft engaged in SAR missions and Exercises.

Annex F: Douglas Sea & Swell Scale

Annex G: IRCG Boat Policy

Annex H: Maintenance Sheets

Annex I: Dry Suits and lifejackets

Annex J: Assessment Sheets.
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Old 01 October 2013, 01:07   #2
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Thiis link here?
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...KWBl_w6zQZXhaQ
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Old 01 October 2013, 04:50   #3
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That's the one Smithyyy.

For readers of the document, it is worth my pointing out the nature of ICG boats and crews. In the not too distant past, there were many local SAR teams around the country. They were all voluntary and raised funds locally. When the ICG was overhauled over a decade ago, many of these teams were brought under aegis of the CG and had their facilities and training upgraded. They are still a voluntary type setup and AFAIK, use RIBS in a role similar to the RNLI. They are actively deployed on SAR missions by the CG control centers. The CG stations are positioned around the island and appear to compliment the RNLI stations, in that they fill gaps in the RNLI cover. Crews of the "Deltas" as we tend to call them are probably more like us ribnobburs than the RNLI in that they do not have the training facilities of the RNLI in Poole. The document attached reflects this. The ICG is still improving the skillsets of the various teams and one of their first tasks was to standardise what training they did have. Do not for one minute take my observations as a criticism of the Delta teams, they respond to emergencies as quickly and bravely as any other organisation, saving lives around our coasts and lakes on an ongoing basis.
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Old 01 October 2013, 07:33   #4
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and please dont think I am holding this up for others to take a swing
at it ......far from it. Respect is due to these people.
I found it interesting to read, and I think others will too.
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