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It was an error to me as a short person. During one of our
voyage from Qld to Sydney, I could not sit and see the bow while
on the helm. No problem for my husband who is taller than me!
Leave the old girl alone. Build a smaller model with the
doghouse for close-up display. People can learn about the pros
and cons of adding it to the boat design.
No Maritime service
Just another complaint on the lack of service from RMS on
I attempted this morning to report a vessel sinking on its
mooring. However, after eight and a half minutes on the phone
there was still no opportunity to report details.
I was initially put through to someone in Roads & Transport in
spite of clearly stating that I was calling about maritime matters.
I was then transferred five different times to five different people.
The last person at least knew the name of the Gosford BSO and
that he was on leave. She left me on hold while she attempted to
find someone else to take the call ... then the line dropped out.
Sure glad it wasn’t a life and death matter!
Forster’s man of the moment –
More about Nick of RMS to add to Bill and Thelma Whitelock’s
letter (Afloat Sep’14).
Our previous boat was moored at Pearl Bay, The Spit, at the
time when the local RMS officer was Nick.
In boarding our dinghy, Janece dropped her purse beside
the pontoon at the rowing club. Nick was on patrol and came
alongside as we got to our boat.
His normal “What’s doing? ” always mixing with banter to
get the feel of the harbour from the best source of those who
use it. Janece told him about the sunken purse. Nick arrived the
next week with his diving gear and went searching for the purse.
More recently, our present boat was on sea trials in the process
of us buying it at Forster when it caught fire at sea. Fortunately
the fire didn’t take hold and a local trawler came alongside to
tow the boat back into the harbour. Janece was standing on the
foredeck when the local RMS officer turned up to lend a hand.
“I know you! You’re Nick. What are you doing here? ”
“Hi Janece! I can see you might need some help,” and true
to form he did. Ever diligent he managed the tow, organised for
the local fire people to inspect for any problems, then assisted
in every way to get the boat back to its wharf.
The boat has taken some time to get it back to scratch and
Nick has been there to give support.
Nick is what all in his role should be. There and willing to roll
up his sleeves and help when help is needed.
I have to deal with public servants every working day who see
their role in life as obstructing everything and everyone including
progress ... always a reason not to, never a reason to do.
What a breath of fresh air is Nick.
Janece & Warren Wells,
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