Monday, 18 February 2008

A new helmsman.....

Well done to Jon Deas who after inspection with the DI last Thursday, starts the week as the newest ILB helmsman.

Ilb helms are required to pass a fairly rigorous examination or"passing out" before they are allowed to take the boat to sea on shouts or exercises. Navigation, seamanship, decision making and local area knowledge are all tested both on the water and back in the boathouse. Being a helmsman brings with it a large amount of responsibility. First and foremost the safety of yourself and the crew, the boat and the ability to effect a rescue even in the harshest conditions.

I'm sure Deasy will do a great job and bring with him the enthusiasm and proffessionalism we all know and love him for!!!

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