Marine Resce Batemans Bay had an early start on Friday, October 12, with a 6.21am call from a broken-down boat in open water.
The rescue vessel Batemans 30 was sent to aid the nine-metre open runabout, which had two people on board. It was two nautical miles east of Yellow Rock.
Marine Rescue spokesman Glenn Sullivan said the boaters did everything right – they had life jackets on, deployed a sea anchor and displayed a V sheet. A V sheet is a bright orange plastic flag with a black V on it, and is the international signal for a vessel in distress. It makes craft easy to spot on open water.
Marine Rescue found the boat at 7.48am, and had it back to Batemans Bay by 8.30am.
The rescue boat was crewed by Glenn Felkin, David Murn and John Clements. The radio operator was Greg Irvine.
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For emergency help on the water use your marine radio or call Triple Zero.