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Old 08-08-2017, 12:34   #136
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Re: Two cruising boats missing in the Pacific

"does uscg charge now for sar services?"
Indirectly, yes. Of course they do. We simply call it "for the public good" and pull it out of the general tax revenues.
Other agencies have indeed looked at that funding issue and DO charge "victims" for rescue services, depending on the situation. The state of New Hampshire is one of the leaders in taking a balanced approach: They examine the winter rescue situation, and if some fool has ignored storm warnings, ignored posted "Don't go here" signs, and then calls 911 to come get them anyway...they're getting a bill. If the same idiot went for a walk in the same park in July and a blizzard came out of nowhere? There would be no bill for the same rescue. Common sense is applied. It IS possible.

I don't know about the USCG pulling any SAR assets for maintenance, but I do know that is a very real issue. There was a page over on Doug Ritter's excellent web site (equipped.org) about a light aircraft pilot who spent time literally IN the Pacific because the USCG simply had no available assets to come get him after a water landing. If an aircraft is scheduled for maintenance...I'd hate to be the guy who said "Naw, just finish the mission first" and then try to explain why it fell down.

Heck, there are some places in the US where you pay for 911 response, even fire rescue. And pretty much every EMS response gives you a bill--whether you asked for them, or someone else sent them to the incident.
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the latest communication with daughter today...
there will be a memorial for richard and she will keep in touch with me.
the memorial date and time is tbd.
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Rest in peace, Richard.

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My condolences as well.
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Woke at 3 am Spanish time to this sad report.

So very sad.

We hope for the best always in the sailing world and deal with the outcome as it happens.

Condolences to the family on behalf of the Moderation team and each one of us individually.

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Hope that he shows up still. If he shows after the memorial, though, his family will have real reason to celebrate.
Fair winds, following seas, Richard!
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Very sad for all , tragedy for those involved , rip Richard
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the latest communication with daughter today...
there will be a memorial for richard and she will keep in touch with me.
the memorial date and time is tbd.
Very sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

Thank you so much for keeping all of us up to date.

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i wanna know what really happened.
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