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Old 02 June 2014, 11:53   #1
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Old 02 June 2014, 12:12   #2
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At least they were all safe, I guess there isn't much you can do if the engine conks out unless you have twins or a good auxiliary for back up.
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At least they were all safe, I guess there isn't much you can do if the engine conks out unless you have twins or a good auxiliary for back up.
Make you right there Steve..and at least they had the kit,and know how needed to contact the rescue services,unlike some scenarios you hear about.
Although off shore,and extended Cruising it's always preferable to travel in a group of at least two... That way you double up on everything....'Simples!'
We all know how easy things can turn Bad......which is compounded when your Solo.
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Make you right there Steve..and at least they had the kit,and know how needed to contact the rescue services,unlike some scenarios you hear about.
Although off shore,and extended Cruising it's always preferable to travel in a group of at least two... That way you double up on everything....'Simples!'
We all know how easy things can turn Bad......which is compounded when your Solo.
Thats very true Matt, broken saddle comes to mind, glad I wasn't on my own mate
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Is "North Atlantic" an accurate description? ......I imagined the RIB being somewhere between Shannon, Iceland & Newfoundland!!!

Good news all are safe and as Kerny & Maximus have said they had the kit and knowledge to put out a call.

Can't say I'd relish being alone in a rib drifting further offshore seeing the helicopter flying away even if I knew there was lifeboat heading out to look for me.
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Local shellfish merchant and could not give coastguard his position all home safe.
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As one who has made that particular passage a fair few times, I have to say I feel for them. It's not where you want to break down.

Looks like an Electronically Temperamental Engine Controller on the back...
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Is "North Atlantic" an accurate description?
Where would you call it if not the North Atlantic?
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As one who has made that particular passage a fair few times, I have to say I feel for them. It's not where you want to break down.

Looks like an Electronically Temperamental Engine Controller on the back...
Sure is he changed from twin engines to a single
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Where would you call it if not the North Atlantic?
I'd call that within UK coastal waters personally, it's well inside the Hebridies -Ireland line. It's like me being 4 miles off Start Point being in the Western Aprroaches.

I'm not saying the boat wasn't offshore, and conditions may not have been pleasant.
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Excuse me but why oh why are we arguing about what can only be termed Symantecs I'm relation to the bigger picture of a successful rescue of a father and his children. God knows what that guy was feeling and it certainly didn't matter where he was inside a supposed demarcation line drawn from Lewis to Donegal!!
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Excuse me but why oh why are we arguing about what can only be termed Symantecs I'm relation to the bigger picture of a successful rescue of a father and his children. God knows what that guy was feeling and it certainly didn't matter where he was inside a supposed demarcation line drawn from Lewis to Donegal!!
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Aye and at least he was out using the Rib not like some as we said last week s!!t happens and all was well
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Excuse me but why oh why are we arguing about what can only be termed Symantecs I'm relation to the bigger picture of a successful rescue of a father and his children.
I think were all worried about how less successful these shouts may be in the future due to the ever decreasing coverage of our CG's and support stations
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Excuse me but why oh why are we arguing about what can only be termed Symantecs I'm relation to the bigger picture of a successful rescue of a father and his children. God knows what that guy was feeling and it certainly didn't matter where he was inside a supposed demarcation line drawn from Lewis to Donegal!!
Thank god they were safe. 👍👏
Fully agree, as per my first reply on this.

My point was more about the media's perceived need to sensationalise everything. Was there any need for the "North Atlantic" tag, - the headline "Children winched to safety" in itself would have drawn attention to the story. Why can't things be kept simple and factual?
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Fully agree, as per my first reply on this.



My point was more about the media's perceived need to sensationalise everything. Was there any need for the "North Atlantic" tag, - the headline "Children winched to safety" in itself would have drawn attention to the story. Why can't things be kept simple and factual?

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Yes fair point my man👍


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Fully agree, as per my first reply on this.

My point was more about the media's perceived need to sensationalise everything. Was there any need for the "North Atlantic" tag, - the headline "Children winched to safety" in itself would have drawn attention to the story. Why can't things be kept simple and factual?
I supect because simple and factual would decimate 99% of the output of the British Media !!!!!
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