Go Back   RIBnet Forums > RIB talk > RIBs & ribbing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18 May 2014, 18:19   #1
Daibheid's Avatar
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Boat name: Excalibur
Make: Excalibur + Zapcat
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc120TDI,Tohatsu50
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 234
Rescuers recover Donegal fisherman clinging to lobster buoy

A strong case for carrying a personal VHF or waterproof(ed) phone when solo. After nearly flipping a RIB a few years ago I realized my fixed 25w VHF wasn't much use if the boat was turtled so usually carry one/both of the above solo or not.

The chap below had a close one that might have been avoided if he has some form of comms on him. Great work by the public spotting him, the fishingboat responding and of course the services.

Rescuers recover Donegal fisherman clinging to lobster buoy

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Swilly RNLI were involved in the dramatic rescue of a lone fisherman this afternoon.
He was found clinging to a lobster pot buoy off Tullagh beach in Clonmany, Co Donegal.
The call for help came when a mother and her son, who were out tending sheep near Tullagh beach, heard cries for help and saw a man out at sea clinging to a lobster buoy.......

Daibheid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 May 2014, 18:25   #2
RIBnet admin team
willk's Avatar
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,142
I spy a RIBnetter on that 85 crew!
willk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.