Rescue Drill in bad weather
During the last two days winds have been high in Husavik and Skjalfandi bay and as a result we haven’t been able to go out whale watching. To make the most of the time the on-duty crew was sent on a rescue drill which Hrólfur Þórhallsson, North Sailing’s most experienced captain, lead.
The wind is calming down and the departures for 17:00 and 20:15 are on schedule this evening. According to the weather forecast, tomorrow looks even better and the long-term forecast looks good for the north of Iceland.
This summer we have had unusually many days with northerly winds, but we’re hopeful that August and September will bring more southerly winds and sunny days.
Hrólfur, the caption, goes over the emergency plan onboard Bjössi Sör
The crew pays attention
Various emergency procedures where tested, e.g. “man overboard”, and guides and captions try out they’re capability as “stand-in-captins”.
All of North Sailing’s crew have trained in the Icelandic official “Rescue School” but regular events like this one are essential for maximum security onboard.
Only a few weeks ago ‘Sæbjörg” the “Rescue School” Boat was in Húsavík harbour and then a few of our staff members went on refresher courses.