Cold water survival training continued to a second day at Saltwater Park

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shooting off flares
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Text and photos by Marc Weinberg

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
This morning the M/V Curlew arrived again off the beach at Saltwater Park with a team training in Cold Water Survival Training. 

Flare landing on water
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

This time the trainees spent more time in the water, shot off emergency rescue flares, and were hoisted out of the water with the help of the mast on a small boat.

Ducks in a row
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

I was amused to watch the number of sea birds flying over the operation.

Hoisting trainees out of the water
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

While the survivors were in the water in their cold water survival suits they remained closely linked together and often looked like a row of ducks themselves.


Tom Jamieson January 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM  

This clearly refutes the City's claim at the City Council business meeting of January 5 that "there is no public access to the beach other than across the [pedestrian] bridge."

Anonymous,  January 26, 2015 at 8:49 PM  

My article clearly states that the activity / training was "off the beach at Saltwater Park". I never said "I was on the beach."
In fact I was on the bluff for this article as well as the previous one on the same subject.
Marc Weinberg

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