b'SAFETYMATTERSational boat that ultimately capsized inour crew today in pulling six peopleCape Henlopen ferry was recognized for New Yorks Great South Bay. The smallout of the rough waters as their boattheir efforts in responding to a vessel in boat was carrying a family of six inex- capsized, said Fire Island Ferriesdistress and rescuing five people north perienced boaters who were all rescuedGeneral Manager Dave Anderson.of Plum Island, NY on July 20. in under fifteen minutes by the ferrysThe captain and crew of Cape crew. A Coast Guard Station Fire IslandCross Sound Ferry Henlopen responded to a vessel in crew in the area also responded andOn August 14, the Coast Guarddistress in Long Island Sound. The took the uninjured family to shore in itspresented a Public Service Award tocrew acted immediately, notifying 47-ft Rigid Inflatable craft. the crew of New London, CT-basedthe Coast Guard and launching a Kudos on a job well done byCross Sound Ferry. The crew of therescue boat. Upon approach, the Cape Henlopen rescue crew noticed the vessel in distress was taking on water and proceeded to rescue the five people onboard. After checking for medical concerns, all five people were safely www.rigidized.com/marine.php returned to shore. marine@rigidized.comWater Rescues Arent New to PVA MembersWhile extremely impressive, these types of events arent uncommon for PVA Vessel operators. In a typical year, PVA members take part in dozens of rescues or other onboard/shoreside life-saving incidents, often without recognition or fanfare. Many have said they were just doing the job they were trained to do. Of course, this is not a typical year by any standard. Most, if not all, PVA vessel operators have been signifi-providing durability and beauty to NYCs newest ferries cantly impacted by COVID-19, which has resulted in a late starting season for many, while others have been strug-gling to operate at all this year. The Full Serviceneed to social distance means that Vessel Design most vessels have reduced the number of passengers allowed onboard. Layouts Furthermore, many vessel operators Structure have had to reduce the number of SINCE 1959, LP&A has built its reputation on designing unique vesselssailings, some forced to continue to which meet our clients diverse requirements. In addition to casinoOutfitting abide by their off-season schedules vessels, we also design a wide variety of vessels including dinner andMechanical systems even during what is usually their overnight excursion vessels, auto/passenger ferries, research vessels,HVAC systems busiest time of the year. All this means container ships, tugboats, private motor yachts and specialty projects. that are fewer commercial passenger We enjoy an excellent reputation not only with shipyards, owners and Electrical systems vessels and professionally trained operators, but also with the U.S. Coast Guard, the American Bureau ofFeasibility studies mariners on the waterways to assist in life-threatening situations. Shipping, and Bureau Veritas. Stability analysisSpecifications Recognition and HonorsPhone: (904) 221-7447Fax: (904) 221-1363Because of actions like these over 2300 Marsh Point Rd. Suite 303Concept designs the years, a growing number of PVA Vessel inspections Vessel members have been recognized Neptune Beach, FL 32266for their heroic efforts. Many have matt@laypitman.comwww.laypitman.com Shipyard and received commendations from their regulatory liaison local U.S. Coast Guard Sectors and 36AUGUST 2020FOGHORN'