An interesting event just happend here in NZ this weekend. Interesting as in the color of the boat and the rescuers missing the boat that is. Here is the story.
A couple of guys were doing a delivery
trip from Napier to Lyttleton. About a four day trip I gues. About 1/3rd throught the journey, they were being battered by 6m (20ft) seas. A couple swamped them and they maed a call to Maritime radio
. But during there comunications, they were knocked down again and lost
there aerial. So they set off the EPIRB
. Now here is the intertesign part. The rescue
helicopter flew out to there aid and it was homing in on the beacon. It flew right over top of them and did not make a visual. The beacong told the crew they had gone over top and the recuse crew turned and did find the boat and made a successful rescue
. The boat was a light blue and white and the rescue Pilot said that the boat was virtually invisable to them in the ruff seas.