St Helens Marine Rescue and TS Argonaut combined exercise

Cadets assemble at the St Helens Marina prior to boarding Freycinet

Cadets assemble at the St Helens Marina prior to boarding Freycinet

 

Shore party releases Freycinet from number one.

Shore party releases Freycinet from number one bow line.

Number one crew disembarks.

Number one crew disembarks Freycinet.

 

 

Freycinet under way, setting course for Beauty Bay.

Freycinet under way, setting course for Beauty Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shore party secures number six stern line.

Shore party secures number six stern line.

Freycinet under command from the fly bridge.

Freycinet under command from the fly bridge.

 

 

ARGO 1 crews exchange for the Beauty Bay exercise.

ARGO 1 crews change over at the St Helens boat jetty for the Beauty Bay exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday the 22nd of November witnessed a fantastic working together of two community groups. TS Argonaut Naval Cadets joined St Helens Marine Rescue for on water experiences to enhance their land based training.

The day comprised of:

1. Launch and retrieval of RV Freycinet. This was a huge undertaking given the size of Freycinet. The cadets handled this exercise with aplomb.

2. Cadets had the opportunity to drive Freycinet under  the guidance of  our experienced skipper JD.

3. Cadets took control of radio communications between St Helens Marine Rescue Base and the TS Argonaut vessel ARGO 1.

4. On water journey, completed the day, with a cruise aboard ARGO 1 for Beauty Bay.

To sum up the day in a word, “Outstanding”.  A great day was had by all. Thank you to organisers, St Helens Marine Rescue volunteers and particularly the fantastic members of TS Argonaut.

 

 

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