As heavy boating season begins, Smith Point Sea Rescue would like to remind all boaters to check the weather and check their fuel supply prior to leaving the dock.
Smith Point Sea Rescue June mission report
Smith Point Sea Rescue responded to a variety of calls for assistance which are listed below. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by calling on channel 16 or by calling 911. Rescue I and Rescue II are based on the Great Wicomico River and Rescue III is located on Lodge Creek off the Yeocomico River.
June 5: At 8:30am a homeowner called for assistance. His 28’ Grady White with two Yamaha engines had sunk at his dock on Harvey’s Creek. The crew from Rescue I was able to roll the boat over, pump the water out and put the boat back on its lift. Time on call, 3.5 hours.
June 6: The sheriff’s office dispatched the crew of Rescue I to investigate a 29’ sailboat tied up at Fairport Marina that was reportedly taking on water. The crew determined that the cockpit was flooded with rain water as the scuppers were blocked with leaves and debris. The scuppers were cleared and the owner, a resident of Richmond, was called. Time on call, 1 hour.
June 6: At 2:30pm a boater called for assistance when the engine quit on his 25’ sailboat. Rescue I found the boat in the Potomac just North of Smith Point jetty. The crew towed the sailboat to the owner’s dock in Bridge Creek. Time on call, 3 hours.
June 28: At 12:20pm a captain reported that a hose had broken and the engine stopped running on his 26’ wooden cabin cruiser. Rescue I located the boat on the Great Wicomico River and towed it to the owner’s dock in Reason Creek. Time on call, 1 hour.
June 30: At 10:30am the crew of Rescue III assisted a sailboat with engine failure. The 27’ Bristol was towed from Lodge Creek to Krentz’s Marina where it was to be pulled from the water. Time on call, 1 hour.
Smith Point Sea Rescue is a totally volunteer rescue unit which serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River and across to the eastern shore. The organization receives no governmental monetary support and depends solely on donations to fund their operations for the year.
Visit the Smith Point Sea Rescue Web site at http://www.smithpointsearescue.com and our
FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/SmithPointSeaRescue?sk=wall .
Donations can be mailed to:
Smith Point Sea Rescue
P.O. Box 662
Burgess, VA 22432
Your safety is our primary concern.
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