Was out yesterday near Marconi sailing club at about 4 pm and saw West Mersey lifeboat and a rescue helicopter attend a vessel at a mooring. Helicopter picked up one casualty. Didn't hear a mayday before this. Was this real or a practice?
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06-05-13, 20:35 #1
Blackwater helicopter rescue Sunday, real or practice?
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07-05-13, 06:45 #2Registered User
Location : West Mersea
- Join Date
- Nov 2002
Local paper has something about a 74yr old man being taken ill on the Yacht Kristin on Sunday. Airlifted to Colchester General.
07-05-13, 07:18 #3Registered User
Location : Colchester, Essex
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
Saturday was pretty busy with a couple of Mayday's around lunchtime, one a Contessa pounding on shingle near Orford and another grounding despite anchor out, can't remember where...Larry Botheras
Colvic Victor 35 "Gladys"
07-05-13, 10:06 #4
On Saturday I was on one of the Marconi moorings watching the dinghies out having fun. Then there was about 15 minutes of 24+ knots and the safety boats were kept very busy but everyone was soon sorted. Didn't have the VHF on.
Later I slipped and was making 6kts with just the 3dots showing on my furling genoa. Seemed a tad breezy!Peter. Not changing my name yet but am now Boatless.
07-05-13, 20:34 #5
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