The rescue cruiser was originally supposed to be withdrawn from its replacement location for the closed port of emergency Darßer Ort, then no cruiser would have been stationed on a stretch of coast of 80 nautical miles - of all places at the accident-prone Kadetrinne.
The German Society for Rescue of Shipwrecked People (DGzRS) explains: "After talks between the crew of the rescue cruiser 'Theo Fischer' with the port operator and the municipality of Klausdorf, the rescue cruiser can still lie in the port of Barhöft despite the planned renovation work on the port of Barhöft.
The DGzRS was verbally informed that due to the difficult mooring situation for the rescue cruiser in the coastal area between Darßer Ort and Hiddensee, space will be kept permanently free for the cruiser even during the upcoming renovation work on the port of Barhöft.
On Friday, September 25th, 2009, the port operator initially announced that the rescue cruiser would have to leave the port from mid-November. There would then have been no port available as an alternative berth in the area where the “Theo Fischer” was deployed.
Regardless of this, the DGzRS emphasizes again that there is currently no alternative to Darßer Ort. In the corresponding maritime area, there are always emergencies in commercial and recreational shipping. In the past, there were often dramatic delays in rescue operations because the rescue cruiser has a journey of over two hours from Barhöft.