The Survivor, by Linda Tanner. Reprinted by permission.
Years ago, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a British Royal Navy ship were in the Caribbean to do some joint patrolling; as is often the case, they exchanged a few crew members.
During this exchange, the British ship conducted a man overboard drill. The Royal Navy Chief in charge made a call for volunteers and a young man selected. He donned a lifejacket, hopped over the side, and the drill commenced. After he had been retrieved from the water, the sailor was given a towel to dry off and a tot of rum as a reward.
The visitor from the U.S. Coast Guard watched all this with some bemusement. Turning to the Chief, he said, “In the Coast Guard, we throw a dummy over the side.”
Said the Chief:
“So do we.”
Great story :- )
Yea for the Coast guard
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