Stranded kayaker rescued

A KAYAKER was rescued by the Lyme Regis Lifeboat after he was seen holding on to a pot marker buoy off Charmouth Beach.
The man had tried to swim ashore. The lifeboat crew picked him up and took him to shore yesterday afternoon.

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9:40am Wed 19 Sep 12

Peter6 says...

Why don,t people using the sea have to pay some kind of insurance to cover the cost of rescuing them when they get into trouble?
Why don,t people using the sea have to pay some kind of insurance to cover the cost of rescuing them when they get into trouble? Peter6
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11:11am Wed 19 Sep 12

Merrittpr says...

It would be a nightmare trying to insure each and every vessel on the sea, or individuals for that matter. We are lucky to have such a great lifeboat servive for events such as these. It is a voluntary organisation so there is no charge. Heaven forbid peolpe being stranded as they cannot afford to be rescued!

It can be a risky business kayaking by yourself out at sea. A life vest is great but not if you are stranded alone with no communication device and the currents too strong for you to swim ashore.
It would be a nightmare trying to insure each and every vessel on the sea, or individuals for that matter. We are lucky to have such a great lifeboat servive for events such as these. It is a voluntary organisation so there is no charge. Heaven forbid peolpe being stranded as they cannot afford to be rescued! It can be a risky business kayaking by yourself out at sea. A life vest is great but not if you are stranded alone with no communication device and the currents too strong for you to swim ashore. Merrittpr
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11:26am Wed 19 Sep 12

The Fish says...

I think you will find that all vessels operating out of a harbour (Weymouth, Portland, Westbay etc.) are covered by insurance and that is a pre-requisite to using the harbours. Those vessels that are not would be the smaller kayaks etc. that do not need to use slip facilities/moorings for their vessels (i.e. they carry and launch of a beach).
I think you will find that all vessels operating out of a harbour (Weymouth, Portland, Westbay etc.) are covered by insurance and that is a pre-requisite to using the harbours. Those vessels that are not would be the smaller kayaks etc. that do not need to use slip facilities/moorings for their vessels (i.e. they carry and launch of a beach). The Fish
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