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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:
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 04-21-2013 at 08:11 PM.