After completing his artistic stay for Morten Leine, he, a bachelor party of 10 pers as well as skipper on the boat Odin – Kurt Dyrstad and Svein Gjermundnes, would get a somewhat more exciting end to the boat trip from Ryvingen to Dyrstad near Mandal – than desired.
The boat lost engine power and quickly drifted towards shore. Skipper Kurt reacted quickly and had two drifters/drains thrown out – and quickly made contact with the coastguard/The Norwegian Sea Rescue Society.
The Norwegian Sea Rescue Society was out on exercise and was quickly in place (only 1-2 minutes). After the boats had been connected, it was skipper Kurt and artist Morten’s task to get the anchors up.
With slightly larger waves and more wind, or that The Rescue Boat had been a little further away, the result could have been somewhat different.
If anyone was wondering, everyone had 13 people on board.
The rescue boat Bill towed us (side by side) into the harbour at Dyrstad.
The whole operation was done in a relatively short time, in 30-45 minutes.
A big thank you to everyone on The Rescue Boat Bill. I’m glad you guys do.
On the quay we were greeted by Ryvingen’s friends with a drink.
So it all ended well this time.