Tuesday, 5 April 2016

PCT day 2 = done and the Dorset flag has been flown.

Day 2 is done, a day at sea doing drills and emergency procedures.

The flags were raised just after 9am and the ropes cast off to go under the 09:30 lifting bridge.
Us with the training team
Once out in open water we went through lots of drills including, man overboard, fire onboard, flooding, engine failure, electrical failures, electronics failures and steering failure.
Sorting out faults in the engine room.
Trying some different techniques for recovering a man overboard.

Then back in to Poole Harbour and back to the college.
Then moored her up safely at the college pontoon for the night.

Another full day at sea tomorrow. We'll be leaving Poole at lunchtime then heading to Portsmouth covering more of what we covered today and doing some exercises in the dark.