Brave crew saves two en route to the boat show
As the 999 Coastal Challenge RIB
arrived at the Southampton Boat Show, the heavens opened, but the six, very wet, firemen aboard were no doubt warmed by the support and applause they received.
Usually carrying four-six firemen at a time, the twin Suzuki
outboard-powered Humber RIB travelled around Britain in nine days nine hours and nine minutes to raise awareness for the fire brigade and to mark the 10-year
anniversary of 9/11.
The blustery weather conditions have played havoc with
the firemen’s schedule, and only a few days ago the crew of the RIB had an emergency rescue of
their own to attend to, intercepting a mayday by two stricken kayakers who were
struggling in the horrible conditions. In winds of up to Force 8 the firemen
successfully rescued the two men. A perfect case of charity in action if there ever was.