Delta Rescue RIB encounters its first real life rescue on the way to Seawork

Delta Power Group made an impromptu rescue on its way to Seawork

Delta Power Group’s Technical Director, Rob Taylor was on his way to Seawork from the Itchen River Dry Stack, Southampton UK, in the new Delta 480 Rescue / Lifeboat RIB due to make its debut at Seawork.

As he neared the mouth of the river he encountered a young lad in the water who was struggling to swim to shore after capsizing in his sailing dinghy; the teenager had removed his buoyancy aid as he had been labouring in the water and thought he would swim better without it.

Rob managed to rescue the young lad from the water just in time, as he was physically drained and losing the fight to make any progress to shore. He then dropped the boy back to his launching point on the public slipway and then retrieved his sailing dinghy and returned that to him on the shore.

Delta Power Group designs, develops and manufactures individual, high performance craft in its UK based factory. The company works closely with clients in both Commercial and Military markets, whether for a high speed Patrol Craft, Daughter Craft, Daughter Craft for Wind Farm Walk to Work Vessels, Offshore Workboats, Search and Rescue Craft or customised Specialised Craft built to a customers requirements.

At Seawork, Delta exhibited the Delta 780HX RIB that is in service with Inland Fisheries Ireland, as well as the aforementioned new Delta 480 Rescue / Lifeboat RIB on berth VB4.

Image courtesy of www.deltapower.co.uk

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