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Old 21 October 2009, 08:19   #41
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That doesn't quite answer the question that I asked
I'd hope for the sake of common sense they are exempt . I for one have no problem with them chucking up a wake if they are on the way to help anyone. I have seen them at full chat coming up tiver when someone was about to jump off a local bridge ...............
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Old 21 October 2009, 08:54   #42
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Our boat is in a small harbour but if on a shout we can go WOT as I believe flanking stations do. Obviously your speed reflects your surroundings.
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Again, depends on the job,

If it's a vessel with gear failure and no life is in danger, then they should adhere to the limits.

Similar to the police, if the blue light ain't on, then they can't get away with burning off the speed restrictions.

We rely on common sense, have only once burnt up a restricted waterway but that was for people in harms way. We were 100% sure this was the case because the CG had given us all the details and told us to make best speed.
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Old 21 October 2009, 10:34   #44
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Our boat is in a small harbour but if on a shout we can go WOT as I believe flanking stations do.
Now THAT answered my question

It kinda soothed my soul too - when my monthly DD goes out to those lads - I want them to spend it on "burning gas while practising rescuing me VERY QUICKLY" instead of fillin' in Jobsworthy's triplicate and calling some crusty old git in the Harbourmaster Office.
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Old 21 October 2009, 11:04   #45
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Old 22 October 2009, 07:16   #46
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Our boat is in a small harbour but if on a shout we can go WOT as I believe flanking stations do. Obviously your speed reflects your surroundings.
Yep - flat sticks!

Speed limits are generally introduced/enforced under by-laws or similar, which typically have exemptions for certain vessels including those engaged in rescue.
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No fair, you didn't say the "Race to the Bilges" had started!

I'm a tad surprised at your post though -

I'd have guessed your G would have been for String
SPOT also comes (humph) to mind!!


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Old 27 October 2009, 18:36   #50
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I may be wrong (it does happen!) but I don't believe that answering a CG call gives you the right to go as fast as you like in a harbour?
If I remember correctly, when I provided assitance to a yacht off Cardiff I was request by the CG to "Make all speed". Not sure if offically it relaxed the rules on the outer harbour speed limit but I didn't get any complaints from Barrage control.

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