by: Adam Wagner, StarNews Staff
Amateur radios and quick communication late Saturday helped emergency officials rescue a pair of people who were stranded on Trails End Road.
The man and woman had gone to check on their boat at the Masonboro Yacht Club and Marina when a tree and live power line fell across the road, stranding them.
They called a friend with a ham radio who, in turn, contacted Stephen Russ, an Amateur Radio Emergency Services volunteer who was stationed at the New Hanover County’s Emergency Operations Center. Russ kicked into action, walking over to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office representative stationed there.
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Pacific Seafarer’s Net ( www.pacseanet.com)
Prepared by David Richer, WB6VGO–Net Relay
Pacific Seafarer’s Net Assists in Rescue of Sailors on Sinking Sailboat
On September 28, 2016 at approximately 0300 UTC, Charles Houlihan, KD6SPJ, a net relay station for the Pacific Seafarer’s net while monitoring 14.300 received a call for assistance from the captain of the Sailing Vessel (SV) Rafiki. The captain reported that the SV Rafiki, a 35-foot sailing vessel, was taking on water. Charles who was the captain of the SV Jacaranda and located at sea, contacted Randy VanLeeuwen, KH6RC also a net relay and located in Hawaii. Randy contacted the US Coast Guard Station to report the incident and provide Rafiki’s location, 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska.
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