Day 9 Frank The Tank
Posted: Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
All rescue operations are reactionary. Obviously there are steps that a rescue diver can enact to be proactive in making a dive safer, however the truth of the matter is when there is a diver in the water and that diver needs assistance, rescue operations are reactionary. Its the inherent truth, one we wish wasn’t. Today, that unfortunate truth was presented to the crew of the Luna Kahuna with a rescue scenario involving a missing diver (Frank the Tank). As rescue operations are reactionary, as time passes, stress builds which leads to fogged judgments and ultimately poor decisions. As this was a scenario that did not necessarily happen, however the planning, collaboration, excursion and recovery of Frank the Tank was good enough so that even if stress an influential factor, in the scenario, this instance, it would not have effected the crew. What I am attempting to elaborate and doing poorly in so is that the crew of the Luna Kahuna did a phenomenal job with their first rescue scenario. I look forward to the upcoming scenarios as I know we will build team cohesion and understanding of how everyone operates in a stressful situation.
Respectfully, James P. Rathborne