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Lifeboat callout
on: August 14, 2007, 07:34:34 PM
Our lifeboat station hasnt been that busy this year ( which is a good thing ) .We had our third shout this year and while the first one happened while I was at work and I was too far away for the second and just missed the boat by a couple of minutes ,  the last one ( August 7th ) I made  ;D I was 4 miles away on my way home from work and my pager went off at 16.28 and I was in the boat on the water at 16.44  :o I was also lucky enough to go helm ( driver , and the one who is responsible for the boat and crew ) .So with a crew of four we made our way to a 17ft fishing boat with engine failure which was anchord 20ft off one off the offshore reefs.
  Heres the link to our shouts page http://www.pallingrescue.co.uk/palling_rescue_028.htm

I dont want to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet because I'm not like that at all . Its just a massive confidence boost for me and I'm just glad things worked out well .It wasnt a big daring rescue with any heroics or anything but it all helps add to experience .
  Its good when you keep training and it all works out  ;D Might not always be the case though   :(

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Dunc


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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 08:30:18 PM
Congratulations on your succesful response!  :)


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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 10:26:55 PM
Our lifeboat station hasnt been that busy this year ( which is a good thing ) .We had our third shout this year and while the first one happened while I was at work and I was too far away for the second and just missed the boat by a couple of minutes ,  the last one ( August 7th ) I made  ;D I was 4 miles away on my way home from work and my pager went off at 16.28 and I was in the boat on the water at 16.44  :o I was also lucky enough to go helm ( driver , and the one who is responsible for the boat and crew ) .So with a crew of four we made our way to a 17ft fishing boat with engine failure which was anchord 20ft off one off the offshore reefs.
  Heres the link to our shouts page http://www.pallingrescue.co.uk/palling_rescue_028.htm

I dont want to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet because I'm not like that at all . Its just a massive confidence boost for me and I'm just glad things worked out well .It wasnt a big daring rescue with any heroics or anything but it all helps add to experience .
  Its good when you keep training and it all works out  ;D Might not always be the case though   :(

Cheers

Dunc
Bloody well done mate, It's heartening to know there are still some guys in britain who put others first :)

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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 07:58:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys . I will keep you posted on any more shouts or adventures .

Dunc


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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 04:43:05 PM
Fine job there Dunc! Being a Chicken of the Sea myself, I could never do the sort of missions that you and your fellows do routinely. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 04:56:50 PM
Yeah, you and me both!

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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 05:23:28 PM
Another shout today , broken down jet ski 2 miles out . But I missed it  :o I was at home and for some reason my pager didnt go off  >:( The Coxswain set them off 3 times  ???  They work on the vodafone network so for some reason my pager wasnt getting a signal  >:( annoying as I'm only about 200 yards from the boat shed .Never mind the result was good and the two jet skiers and jet ski were safely towed home .

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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 05:25:48 PM
Another shout today , broken down jet ski 2 miles out . But I missed it  :o I was at home and for some reason my pager didnt go off  >:( The Coxswain set them off 3 times  ???  They work on the vodafone network so for some reason my pager wasnt getting a signal  >:( annoying as I'm only about 200 yards from the boat shed .Never mind the result was good and the two jet skiers and jet ski were safely towed home .

Dunc
Bad luck on missing the call mate, I sure they'll be another one soon ::)

and maybe next time it won't be raining ;D
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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 05:38:50 PM
Only a little rain today . I think I'm spending a good bit of time in the water tomorrow , were doing training with throwing lines . Could be interesting .

Dunc


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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 06:07:30 PM
Only a little rain today . I think I'm spending a good bit of time in the water tomorrow , were doing training with throwing lines . Could be interesting .

Dunc
the throwing's fine it's the catching that's difficult ::)
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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #10 on: August 19, 2007, 01:40:19 PM
Don't worry Dunc- I'm going paddling today, so you'll probably get called out!

Sure I am just going on the local lakes, but given how huge I can screw things up, I just might be in your waters by tea time!   :grin:

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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007, 04:10:23 PM
Def I'll get the kettle on  ;D or do you want something stronger  :cheers:

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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #12 on: August 19, 2007, 07:22:49 PM
Def I'll get the kettle on  ;D or do you want something stronger  :cheers:

Dunc
I'd want something a little stronger if i were that far of course :o ;) ;D
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Re: Lifeboat callout
Reply #13 on: August 19, 2007, 07:35:20 PM
Done paddling, little tired, post pictures after a nap! :P

Thanks Dunc- looks like I managed to stay in my own continent... this time!

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