Originally Posted by Cookee
Interesting point - did Portland Coastguard give you permission to speed in the harbour? Also did they know you were in a harbour at the time?
And another - If I'm in a small boat in a harbour why should I be expected to listen to channel 16?
All good points
They knew I was in the harbour & heading out as I had told them, but they dont have any authority over Christchurch harbour - so who knows !
Have to say its got to be good practice to have Ch16 on all the time ?
My thinking for responding was that I was 2 up in a boat that can ( according to the plate) take 7 ( and probably a few more if needed in an emergency) , then for an 18ft 'speedboat' I may have been giving worthwhile assistance. Well the CG seemed to think so - I told them I was only in a 4m RIB, but at the time all they knew was it was an 18ft boat in trouble.
BUT - the 20ft + boat that were closer didn't respond to the CG call for assistance !