Fewer Missions For The Sea Rescuers In The Corona Year

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There was most to do on the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein. There the sea rescuers were deployed 566 (2019: 731) times for 1,055 (2019: 1,106) people. They rescued 24 (2019: 27) people from distress and freed a further 103 (2019: 59) from dangerous situations. The second most frequent missions were on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, and there was the least to do on the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein (all figures in comparison at the end of the report).

Accordingly, with 37 people, significantly fewer people had to be rescued from distress at sea between January 1 and October 31 - i.e. after the end of the local water sports season than in the same period of the previous year. In 2019 the DGzRS counted 73 people rescued from distress at sea.

As before, the rescue cruisers and boats are by far the most frequently to be used in order to provide "assistance for watercraft of all kinds", as stated in the recently submitted annual interim balance sheet by the sea rescuers. In 2020 this alone accounted for 885 and thus well over half of all deployments (2019: 864). In second place on the balance sheet, with 474 deployments (2019: 561), are so-called "deployment attempts and backup trips".

All of the above figures include assignments for excursion, ferry and commercial shipping as well as for water sports. The latter, in turn, is divided into boaters of all kinds - from canoeists and surfers to dinghy sailors and motor boaters to yachtsmen. And assignments for other people such as workers on offshore facilities, mudflat hikers or Hallig residents are included in the DGzRS balance sheet.

How many missions for which occasion are used by recreational shipping and especially by sailors, we will explain in detail in one of the upcoming YACHT issues.

The operational figures (1. 1. to 31.10.2020), divided according to coastal sections (previous year's figures in brackets):

Lower Saxony North Sea coast

The crews of the rescue cruisers and boats stationed on the Lower Saxony coast helped 968 (795) people in 476 (555) missions. Of these, 3 (21) people were rescued from distress at sea and 125 (68) others were rescued from dangerous situations.

Schleswig-Holstein North Sea coast

The sea rescuers at the stations on the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea coast were deployed 124 (193) times and helped 297 (289) people. Of these, 9 (3) people were rescued from distress at sea and 19 (33) others were rescued from dangerous situations.

Schleswig-Holstein Baltic coast

On the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein, the sea rescuers were deployed 566 (731) times for 1,055 (1,106) people. They rescued 24 (27) people from distress and freed a further 103 (59) from dangerous situations.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Baltic coast

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania the sea rescuers made 439 (500) trips for 1,046 (1,010) people. They rescued 1 (22) people from distress and freed another 62 (99) from dangerous situations.

Since it was founded on May 29, 1865, the DGzRS has rescued a total of 85,580 people from distress or freed dangerous situations at sea until the end of October 2020.

The numbers broken down by type of use:

From January 1 to October 31, 2020, the crews of around 60 rescue cruisers and boats in the North and Baltic Seas helped 3,366 (3,200) people on a total of 1,605 missions (January to October 2019: 1,979 missions). In detail they have

• 37 (73) people rescued from distress at sea, • 309 (259) people freed from imminent danger, • 200 (292) times sick or injured people were transported from ships, islands or Halligen to the mainland, • 46 (51) ships and boats saved from total loss, • 885 (864) assistance for watercraft of all kinds and • 474 (561) start-ups and backup trips completed.

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