We Almost Lost Another One


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So so lucky

Mon, 2017-10-23 01:46

If you go craying alone (and I do) then I think it is imperative that you wear a life jacket and have the kill switch lanyard attached to yourself.
The new style life jackets are slim and don't get in the way when you are fishing or pulling pots.

I will admit it wasn't till last year that I decided that I was a fool for not wearing a life jacket and since then the first thing that happens when I board the boat at the ramp it's life jacket on and all my passengers must do the same.

A guy at shark bay has also had a lucky escape I read in the Sunday Times, he also had a big tiger along as company on his swim to shore.

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 whats the story on this one.

Sun, 2017-10-22 18:50

 whats the story on this one. dont have facebook to look it up

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Sun, 2017-10-22 19:15

 Here you go Russ.

 

A man's life was saved today - he spent 2 hrs in water with no lifejacket after falling overboard. He was picked up by a passing yacht who called WVSR. Green1 was dispatched to help. Photo - I.Jones - G1 towing back the lost vessel The man was pulling cray pots solo on his 5m boat at Centaur reef when he fell overboard. He was allegedly not wearing a lifejacket or an engine kill chord. As he fell in the boat allegedly continued heading west and was later found North West of Rottnest. The man spent 2 hrs on the water swimming with no life jacket with the water about 19C. Without a lifejacket he was dissipating heat more rapidly and heading more quickly towards hypothermia, cramps and drowning. HAVING NOT LOGGED ON NO ONE WAS MISSING HIM OR LOOKING FOR HIM By sheer luck a passing sailing yacht saw this man after 2hrs in water and picked him up. They treated him for hypothermia and called WVSR who dispatched Green1. An ambulance was called and g1 on assessment of the risk vs reward of casualty transfer at sea they elected to escort the vessel back to meet the Ambulance. The man was taken to hospital and treated for hypothermia. G1 later went to Rottnest to retreive the vessel which was found by helicopter

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Bloody Lucky

Mon, 2017-10-23 06:26

Bloody lucky..

 

 

 

 

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It'll nver happen to me!!!

Sun, 2017-10-22 19:35

 What a clown.just take notice when you leave harbour alot don't  log on! Always wear my self inflator now.

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 One lucky dude!!!!

Sun, 2017-10-22 21:26

 One lucky dude!!!!

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 Glad he survived it a lesson

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:28

 Glad he survived it a lesson for everyone. Talking about logging on I've  noticed even when logging on a few don't actually give their correct location. For example when I was fishing at a well known spot in Albany last year I heard at least four other boats say they were fishing the same location, a huge rock and no other boat came around all day. I had a clear view of anyone coming out towards me and no one came anywhere close. This is just one example but I've noticed it a few times at various spots.

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 that's the problem with self

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:51

 that's the problem with self regulation even in part. All the law says you have to have a pfd for each body and only the kids need to wear it the moment they are in the boat. when are people going to learn that having a pfd on board doesn't help if you don't wear it as by the time you need it it's invariably too late.

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 that's the problem with self

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:51

 that's the problem with self regulation even in part. All the law says you have to have a pfd for each body and only the kids need to wear it the moment they are in the boat. when are people going to learn that having a pfd on board doesn't help if you don't wear it as by the time you need it it's invariably too late.

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 I'm not a fan of the kill

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:17

 I'm not a fan of the kill switches, I've tried mine but find it a pain because it pulls out too easy even when driving the boat. I find the best solution to this is wearing a waist type inflatable (or overhead) and having a personal locator beacon attached to it. If you go overboard you have the personal Satilite beacon and floatation and it's very likely you will survive. Bar being eaten...

Even if the boat stops and you are overboard. It doesn't take much wind at all before you will not catch the boat swimming after it...