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Old 31-03-2014, 23:52   #1
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Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea

Any one else see this about the Clipper race? Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea | GrindTV.com
That guys lucky to be alive!
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:07   #2
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Oooooh yes, very lucky to be alive. I'm glad their rescue technique worked. I was not clear from the video exactly how it was done..... Did not look live heaving to, and providing a lee for the MOB......

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He was wearing a dry suit, that's what kept him alive

I know some of the DLDD crew I must ask what the retrieval technique is

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Wow... nice little wake up call there- thanks for posting. I like the idea of sending a guy up the mast. Though i doubt the guy up the mast liked it too much.
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Wow... nice little wake up call there- thanks for posting. I like the idea of sending a guy up the mast. Though i doubt the guy up the mast liked it too much.
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Re: Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea

That is one lucky person. You can tell how difficult it is to spot someone in the water; just a small yellow "dot". The survival suit saved him.

I guess his tether/harness failed... Did I read that correctly? It wasn't explicit but assumed.
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Good rescue.. Compliments to Skipper and crew..
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Re: Man overboard rescued after 1.5 hours at sea

Lucky wearing a dry suit, I find that strange attire , but maybe routine in Pacific
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Good rescue.. Compliments to Skipper and crew..
I would not call properly good to a MOB rescue that took one hour and a half, a successful one nevertheless since they picked the guy alive. It was on broad they light (good visibility), they saw the guy went overboard and the conditions were rough but not extreme (35K). If he went overboard in cold waters he would be dead.

I made a post about it and recovery techniques and devices (on my blog).
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Can you believe 70 foot boats and they dont require a locator on each crew...?
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Can you believe 70 foot boats and they dont require a locator on each crew...?
Exactly. AIS-SARTis the way to go these days. But why was the man not clipped on in the first place? Still, great effort.


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