Pilot Boat Rescue Mission: Mike Robarts

The article in this magazine on the IIEC rescue course highlights some of the hazards we need to be prepared for. Sometimes the pilot launch can be the first to respond to a casualty. 

On the 21st January 2017 the Harwich Pilot Boat was proceeding to sea to board pilots but was diverted to respond to a casualty: it was a canoeist suffering from fatigue and the onset of hypothermia.



Rescue 3


Rescue 2


Rescue 4

The pictures demonstrate the need for all of us to be familiar with techniques and equipment. Involved in the rescue were
Coxswain:G Rodger,

Crew / deckhand: A Wiles

Pilots: M Robarts and A Girolami.

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