Originally Posted by codprawn
areas like the Solent etc get pretty busy!!!
It does at times.
One day this summer our radio picked up a yottie lady calling Solent CG and reported a 'powerboat' in trouble...i.e. not able to proceed into Pompey Harbour. Sounded like an engine problem. The CG asked if she & her colleagues could provide assistance and she replied : 'Eeeoow, I don't know about that. It's a bit scruffy!'
Last year another call came in about a lady lost overboard mere feet from Yarmouth (well Black Rock area then
) CG out in full regalia only to hear 'it's OK, she's been found (aboard)'. An argument ensued as the poor CG insisted that things had to be checked out etc. and that they would be met in Lymington. No way said the Cruisers. Yes way said the CG (or words to that effect). Lord knows what was going on
But all had to be followed up, dodgy or no.
You have to feel sorry for the emergency sevices for sure.