Fishermen and other boat users are all too aware that they might some day need the assistance of the Coat Guard, and of the R118 helicopter.
But sometimes the tables are turned, and the Coast Guard asks fishermen for assistance, particularly when it comes to honing the rescue crew's skills in training operations.
Malin Head Coast Guard has shared a snippet of one such training exercise, saying: "R118 training with the MFV Brendelen this morning [Monday] in Donegal Bay.
"Many thanks to the crew of the Brendelen for assisting us this morning and to all the crews of our fishing fleet who regularly assist our helicopters with training around the coast."
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