Rescues usually happen when conditions are challenging – that is why we spend so many hours practicing scenarios. Our crew need to be fit, capable and a close-knit team. When a new person joins it takes 6 months before they have received enough training and sea-time to join in on a rescue. Signing up as a volunteer is a long-term commitment and many of our crew have 10, 20 and 30 years of service.
Watch our crew in Plett earlier this week as the casualty’s wife films anxiously from land.