Recent rescues

Had a phone call from Amsa in Canberra yesterday morning asking about where people lauch boats from in our area as an epirb was going off half way across to Faure Island. Seem a bloke had gone fishing, given no area he was going and no fixed time of return and had tipped his dinghy over and set off the epirb. Luckily he had a lifejacket on.

Spoke to Commander of Shark Bay sea rescue last night, he said they found him ok and got him back safely but they had another worse one 3 weeks back where 3 blokes tipped there dinghy over while trying to reurn from Useless Loop in 20+ knot wind and lost their jackets when the boat went over.

 

Seems to be some people do not take notice of weather reports for the area or think it doesn't involve them, either way both instances make it hard for the vollies who donate their time to go and rescue them alive because it is not a fun thing to pull bodies from the water I can tell you., been there done that.


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 Dunno what you think John

Sat, 2020-10-24 08:02

 Dunno what you think John but imo the sooner the powers to be make the wearing of PPE in the form of life jackets compulsory the better. So easy to go over and lose access to saftey gear. How many ppl would of gone home to their family's instead of drowning. 

Many thanks to you and the guys efferts in rescuing so many dumb arse boaters.

Go Richmond. Did someone say they have 5 west aussie players.

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With what I'm seeing

Sat, 2020-10-24 12:09

A lot of boaties are wearing life jackets voluntarily and I don't think it is necessarily a thing that should be made mandatory just yet.
I understand your reasoning but I think it's a bit like bike helmets, we all know that they save lives and it is the law that when riding a bicycle you must wear one, yet how many people do you see not wearing them.
I think that wearing a life preserver would be treated the same way by those who think it could never happen to me.

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 A lot of people think she'll

Sat, 2020-10-24 14:19

 A lot of people think she'll be right  . I can swim if I need to . 

How many lives have been saved wearing a p f d . I wear one just in case and after a while you forget it's even on not  like the old big bulky yellow ones from the past. Not too sure about the bum bag ones , don t think they would be that good if you were out cold. 

Good to hear some lives have been s weaved altho through own stupidity they were in that situation in the firs place

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Mate

Sat, 2020-10-24 18:58

Spoke to him when he came in for their usual Saturday breakfast, though I had an idea it was him I didn't know until he told me. Said he was anchored and copped 3 big waves and that dropped the low cut stern down enough to half fill the boat and over she went. Had to take his lifejacket off to dive under and grab the epirb then climb back on the upturned hull to put it back on.

Donated the boat to sea rescue and is going to buy another one that doesn't have a low cut stern for when he returns next year.

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 Main thing is he is ok. Low

Sat, 2020-10-24 19:13

 Main thing is he is ok. Low cut sterns aren't the best for that reason. I built mine up on the swiftcraft to avoid this happening , fills up the area where the motor tilts back but deck stays dry

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That’s the only problem

Sat, 2020-10-24 21:10

With Viking/ and dominator. Low ,built my Luke’s Viking up. The mariner very high .

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Logging on

Sat, 2020-10-24 20:55

 I still can't believe the number of people who don't log on with their local sea rescue group.

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Log on

Sun, 2020-10-25 13:20

No one to log on with at Gladstone, just a caravan park on Yuringa station that can hold about 50-60 self contained vans, no power and only artesian bore showers, 26km from us at Wooramel

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At least advise of plans

Mon, 2020-10-26 07:38

Ok if there's no local sea rescue group then at least advise someone reliable of return times etc.

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