Ski boat experiences mechanical difficulties close to Shelley Beach
By Rhodé Marshall
27 April 2008
The National Sea Rescue Institute says yesterday afternoon they were called to assist a ski boat that was experiencing mechanical difficulties close to Shelley Beach.
“Skipper Herman Kristy told us that although he still had motor power and was in no imminent danger he was unwilling to attempt to bring his craft shore with the mechanical engine difficulties he was experiencing,” says NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.
Lambinon says the skipper had 6 crew members on the boat and asked rescuers to take the crew members whilst escorting him to safety.
“Once ashore no further assistance was required and we can commend the skipper for approaching this situation in the safe manner he did,” says Lambinon.