Originally Posted by Wibs
However.....in unfamiliar waters and with your family onboard and nobody in life threatening situations-you were right to not put yourself in danger.
I'd of put a quick call in to QHM (VHF chn11) and then be on my way.
For all you - or the other person you spoke to - knew he could have had a radio which for whatever reason wasn't working. Did you attempt to call him?
I'm a bit taken aback by the attitude of the other RIB.
Not putting yourself into danger is entirely correct.
A call to the HM - or to the CG - to draw their attention to him would have been my course of action. They might ask you to stand by to keep them updated as they decide what action to take.
I take it you weren't able to get close enough to shout & find out what the problem was?