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  • SAR demo cork sat 19th 1400hrs

    there is a huge SAR display on in cobh on sat 19th june at 1400hrs. Multiple rnli assets from munster region, coast guard, mobile command unit launch and naval service in attendance.
    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

  • #2
    I'll be taking photos from the pier - RTE will have coverage of it.
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    • #3
      Thanks for headsup.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        I got a run down of the events of the day earlier.

        roughly every ten minutes they'll do something .
        there should be 2 helicopters, multiple lifeboats (ballycotton and crosshaven)
        a casa should to a lifeboat drop and a couple of passes
        a pyrotechnics display from Aisling, cliff rescue will simulate a car crash on the high road
        and a mate of mine will "lose" a man overboard to be rescued by lifeboat and winched to a chopper. that's if I remembered it all right anyway
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        • #5
          Eithne was the NS vessel on site. Very impressive show. Vid to follow.


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
            Eithne was the NS vessel on site. Very impressive show. Vid to follow.
            yeah, I must have misheard when my mate gave me the rundown on what would be happening.
            I've a ton of video and photos to go online - here's a teaser.










            Last edited by derfel_ie; 19 June 2010, 19:42.
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            • #7
              Great end to the day with all the craft in front of the promenade.....very impressive to watch, great crowd out. Well done to all involved
              No b*stard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb b*stard die for his country

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              • #8
                right, some more.

                Waterford and shannon helicopters fly past to open the event:


                Air Corps Casa 253 follows them:


                Eithne fires up the water cannon:


                Next Eithne fires a smoke flare from the bows:


                Parachute flares from Eithne (that I totally fail to track with the camera)


                and the best of all, another flyby by the helicopter, some footage of Eithne, the lifeboats and the Casa again.
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                • #9
                  Waterford and Shannon coast guard rescue helicopters:


                  Rescue 115 passed Eithne, Crosshaven Coastguard in foreground:


                  Casa about to drop a liferaft:


                  If you must fall overboard, do it with a cameraman and two lifeboats nearby


                  I want to make a joke about marksmanship here:


                  whee:

                  lots more here.
                  Last edited by derfel_ie; 19 June 2010, 23:21.
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                  • #10
                    Brilliant shots!! looks like it was a great day

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                    • #11
                      Ah. that was you with the tripod? I'm in most of your shots....


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                        Ah. that was you with the tripod? I'm in most of your shots....
                        yeah, I was over near the naval pier - one camera on tripod and one hand held.
                        If you were on one of the boats and want shots of it - I have a lot more that I didn't put online.
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                        • #13
                          I was on the Naval Pier.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            We witnessed a real rescue when a child's baseball cap fell in the water and one of the RNLI RIBs plucked it out for his father.

                            Tragedy averted!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FoxtrotRK View Post
                              We witnessed a real rescue when a child's baseball cap fell in the water and one of the RNLI RIBs plucked it out for his father.

                              Tragedy averted!
                              There is no greater trauma than the loss of a childs favourite cap...


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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