More Vessels In Distress, F-18’s diverted to assist

More Vessels In Distress, F-18’s diverted to assist

Post by George » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 09:32:53

I went out for dinner, when I came home I hear two more boats are in
distress.  Vessel #1, name Kimber Lucky is being escorted to port by
ship callsign CHARLIE.  Vessel #2, location 31-05N, 80-02W, about 110
Miles NorthEast of Jacksonville.  2 F/A-18s have been diverted to
overfly the second vessel.

Freqs where comms regarding this SAR are:
5399.6 USB (USS Enterprise Strike Group)
310.2500 (Callsign Screwtop, relaying comms.
156.8000 FM (Marine Channel 16) Hear USCG Mayport and another unid,
possibly SCREWTOP.
157.1500 FM (Marine Channel 23A) USCG

Also hearing comms on 243.0000 UHF Military Emergency freq, too many
radios going off at once, not sure if these comms are related.

These boats should feel lucky that there is a large military exercise in
the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

George
http://www.MilAirComms.com

 
 
 

More Vessels In Distress, F-18’s diverted to assist

Post by Fran » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:35:15



^ I went out for dinner, when I came home I hear two more boats are in
^ distress.  Vessel #1, name Kimber Lucky is being escorted to port by
^ ship callsign CHARLIE.

Is Screwtop also relaying Charlie to Sealord, regarding Kimber Lucky?

Frank

 
 
 

More Vessels In Distress, F-18’s diverted to assist

Post by George » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 11:02:05



> ^ I went out for dinner, when I came home I hear two more boats are in
> ^ distress.  Vessel #1, name Kimber Lucky is being escorted to port by
> ^ ship callsign CHARLIE.

> Is Screwtop also relaying Charlie to Sealord, regarding Kimber Lucky?

> Frank

Caught the end of the conversation.  I'm not sure if SCREWTOP was in
direct comms with CHARLIE or not. I think CHARLIE was talking to USCG
Mayport, who via phone was relaying to SEALORD in turn relaying to
SCREWTOP.

George
http://www.MilAirComms.com