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Re: Kayak rescue update
Posted by Monterey Matt on Sep 10, 2006
Glad to see my colleagues are on the job...
I do differ with the use of the pan-pan: that's a mayday situation. If you're in the water and unable to gain re-entry after that long a period, better to issue a mayday.
Alas, we pull dead 'yakkers out of the water with some frequency in tehse parts. The usual problem is people who are overconfident about taking on the Pacific vis a vis their own abilities. But I'm damned if one out of a hundred take a VHF radio with them. After a PFD it should be the first piece of safety equipment anybody buys.
In Response to: Kayak rescue update by Adam Bolonsky on Sep 10, 2006
- Re: Kayak rescue update by Jim E on Sep 10, 2006