Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A happy rescue story.

Here's a freaque wave encounter case with happy ending:

Marine Area Command rescue nine men - Broken Bay
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 05:46:45 PM
Nine men have been rescued after a rogue wave capsizing a diving vessel on the state’s Central Coast this afternoon.
About 1.30pm, (Wednesday 18 January, 2012), the men were travelling about one nautical mile offshore near East Reef, Broken Bay, when the incident occurred.
The crew activated an EPIRB emergency beacon immediately and emergency services responded.
Officers attached to the NSW Marine Area Command at Broken Bay attended the scene and all nine crew were rescued. The men were transported to Careel Bay.
As a result of the incident no one was injured and medical assistance was not required.
This case clearly underlines the importance of having EPIRB and super quick responsive emergency services. Thanks God that they have them.  By the way this news is reported by Australia NSW Police Force. Good news and good works certainly deserve to be widely publicized!

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