CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Sunday training

Posted by Mark Presling
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Sun, 14/04/2013

As Pelorus was being used at an event in Wellington and unavailable the usual Sunday helm training moved onto Porirua Rescue with a full crew. Training involved a simulated search for a person in the water where we dropped a buouy in the water at tidal diamond A on the chart and we let it drift for 35mins while we went somewhere else and did victim recovery practice at Mana Island.

We then calculated the expected drift based on the current tide and wind and proceded to that spot where we started a sector search pattern. We located the "victim" on the second leg of the pattern.

Other training include man overboard procedures, manouvring in the marina and tying off at the fuel berth.

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