Five Portsmouth navy officers rescued from the sea

sgtpepperband

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Pompey News said:
Five Royal Navy officers were rescued after their boat tipped up, throwing them into the sea during a fishing vessel inspection, coastguards said today.

The officers were about to board the vessel Lady Maureen when their rigid inflatable boat (Rib) overturned south of Durlston Head, Dorset, yesterday before 3pm.
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angrydoc

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Bit misleading: the article says that there were 2 Naval personnel and 3 MCA personnel.
 

silverfox

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#5
so actually there were only 2 naval personnel involved, and I imagine they were the boats crew...

Anyone who has done fish will know that there for the grace of god etc etc. Especially when we had those ridiculous tornadoes in the Tons.
 
#6
That's unsual

When I was on fish patrol on HMS Anglesey we used to have 1 Coxswain 1 Boat Crew 1 Boarding Officer (either an officer or senior rating) 1 Boarding Officers Assistant (usually a steward or the writer)

Then Defra Fishing Officer would sometimes come along.

Very rare there would be 5 Naval Officers in the RIB going to board the fishing vessel If so what happened to the coxswain and Boat crew??

I was Boat Coxswain on board and I've done loads of boardings
 
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angrydoc

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It's just yet another example of how the media doesn't know the difference between Officer and Rating / Soldier / Airman. I'm not being snobby about it - just annoyed that the media continue to be confused by the difference, and the correct abbreviation for various ranks/rates.
 
#8
There isn't more than 5 Officers usually on a Fish Boat anyways including the Skipper

If they all went I don't think it would be a good move psml
 

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