Offshore Commander saves group of the coast of North Carolina.
The US Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter had our location in minutes from the EPIRB, and got to our location in 45 minutes from Elizabeth City, N.C. The USCG took the owner from the boat with a rescue swimmer.
After approximately 3 hours waist deep in water in 10-12 ft seas and 20-30 knot winds, it was time to justify buying the best quality safety equipment I know of. The Offshore Commander 6 person life raft inflated perfectly in approximately 30 seconds.
We were then rescued by a US Coast Guard 47’ lifeboat from Beaufort, N.C. Thanks for a good Thanksgiving!
- Captain Keith Lehman