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Re: Bad yacht accident: two dead (one rescuer)
Here for coastal operations they use RIBs (more usually), proper ones not the Navy one that was involved or small self rightening rescue boats. Near the beach or in the Surf they use also helicopters and Jet skys. On that rescue, a jet sky was also there (they use them to reach the victims faster and to carry them to the bigger boats) and an helicopter.
Over here (down under) they've started using these in a dual Pilot/Rescue role:
Here's a link to some pics of one out in The Rip on a sunny summers day:
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office
Last edited by Classic30; 04-21-2013 at 08:11 PM.