The following articles refer to a rescue carried out by Fremantle Pilots Pilot vessel Berkeley in challenging conditions in Gage Roads. The Berkeley picked up three persons who had been treading water for over five hours in rough 2 to 3m seas after falling overboard from their recreational vessel. Berkeley is ideally equipped for such an operation given its’ after deck remote coxswains position and Pilot overboard recovery gear at the stern.
What the articles do not refer to however is that Captain Jeremy Parkin was instrumental in the safe rescue of these three persons by;
Without Captain Parkins’ intervention and guidance the outcome may well have been tragic. He had just completed his final pilotage job for the evening but even stayed behind to assist with the unenviable task of cleaning out the boat after the three persons were landed ashore.
The “Berkeley” has a raked stem, straight transom, superstructure aft. The vessel is powered by twin MTU engines through twin shaft and propellers.
LENGTH O.A. : 18.50 M
BEAM : 5.4 M
DEPTH : 2.5 M
HULL TYPE : MONO-HULL
CONSTRUCTION : ALUMINIUM
ENGINES : 2 x MTU (900kw each)
MAX SPEED : 33.0 KNOTS (MAX)