Life boat training off Saltwater Park

Monday, February 1, 2016

The M/V Curlew deploys

Text and photos by Marc Weinberg

Thursday January 28, 2016 was a foggy and rainy morning, but it was still very interesting to watch the Sound from the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park or from some vantage point to the south.


One year and four days since last observed, the M/V Curlew was off shore with her crew training in life boat survival drills. I didn't notice anyone in the water as they did last year, but none the less there was a full round of deployment, paddling and flare discharges before they wrapped up and called it a day.

Parachute flare deployment

See last year's article: Cold water survival training

Red and white smoke flares. The trick is to light
the flares without setting the boat on fire.

The drill lasted about three hours during the morning rain and fog so some photos are not as detailed as others depending on the weather conditions when they were shot.

Smoke flare with M/V Curlew standing by

All photos copyright Marc Weinberg.


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