Originally Posted by DJL
I had a good day yesterday. Fireworks were brilliant - quite a sight all those anchor lights too.
RussellH I think I met the same marshall boat, got told off for doing 9kts in an effort to stay on top of (rather than in) the rather large wake from the binliners travelling at 5kts.
Also saw a marshal boat put themselves very dangerously in front of a RIB travelling at speed in an attempt to stop them - could have ended badly.
Thats us in the photo. Was it us you were refering to?
As far as I remember, we did not have to approach any RIBs. but we did ask some to slow down.
There were several occasions when we asked people to slow from an already reasonable speed. This was usualy because there was a blockage further up which you may not have been able to see. It was imperative that we slowed people to stop them going round the blockage and into the Restricted Zone.
We had a couple of plastic fantastics who kept saying "I am at tick over, I cant go any slower."
Our response was "There are much faster boats than yours which can."
I am sorry if we did something which seemed unreasonable, but there was method in our madness.