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Arriluzeko Itsas Erreskate Basea
Base de Salvamento Marítimo de Arriluze
Sea Rescue Station of Arriluze 

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THE CREWS

Our crews are formed by volunteers.
This means that they do not get any kind of money for the important tasks they perform.

At the moment, the staff of the Sea Rescue Station of Arriluze is formed by 60 volunteers, taking in account both crew members and radio operating personnel, all off them with different backgrounds in their normal life's.

Between them, we can find fishermen, merchant sailors, engineers, doctors, graphic designers, cookers, lumberjacks, salers, waiters, students...

Most of them begin with with very little nautical knowledge, but all of them get properly formed and trained in order to confront all the risky situations in which they could get involved... And most important: All of them perform they duties with big will.

Positions

On a lifeboat, there are different positions between the crew, and each volunteer will perform the task for which most and better skills has achieved. In any case, most of our volunteers keep going in a non stopping learning process and are now capable to work in more than one position, and some are able for all of them.

The main four different positions on a rescue boat are those that follow:
 

Skipper Sailor
The person in charge of the ship, and therefore responsible for all what happens on board.
Apart from the titulations required by law, they must pass an internal formation process to gain knowledge about the material, the coast and their colleagues. 
In charge of the operations on board, such as mooring, assistance to the crew working in the water, towing arrangements...
Sailors must be bold on knots, towing lengths, performance of the ship, parts of the lifeboat, arrangement of equipment, 1st aid material... 
Lifeguards Divers
They perform the water operations; these are the ones jump into the sea when necessary.
They hold the Aquatic Rescuer titulation but they also need to know how to use the equipment, and most important: To know and relay on their colleagues. They normally work in pairs.
They work in very specific situations, performing underwater search and rescues.
The proper diving titulation is compulsory, but they also have to participate on the training sessions celebrated periodically.
They always work in a team due to the special risk implied on their duties.

Apart from the actual crew there is another group of volunteers which is extremely important for the success of any emergency response: The radio operators.
These volunteers watch for the safety of all the crew members previously mentioned, specially on those situations on which they risk their life's to save others'.
 

Radio Operator

The fact that they do not board the lifeboat does not mean their task is less important at all.
These are the ones co-ordinating the whole operation by constantly controlling the situation and position of the resources on duty, as well as the conditions at the emergency site.

They also keep the communication and co-ordination with other possibly required resources as ambulances, police, firefighters,...

If you would also like to be part of our team, just go to our JOIN US section. 


 
 
2006
Weekend Shifts

April - May
01-02 Teams 3/2
08-09 Team 4
15-16 Team 5
22-23 Team 1
29-30 Teams 2/3
 
May
06-07 Team 4
13-14 Team 5
20-21 Team 1
27-28 Teams 3/2
 
June
03-04 Team 4
10-11 Team 5
17-18 Team 1
24-25 Teams 2/3
 
July
01-02 Team 4
08-09 Team 5
15-16 Team 1
22-23 Teams 3/2
29-30 Team 4
 
August
05-06 Team 5
12-13 Team 1
19-20 Teams 2/3
26-27 Team 4
 
September
02-03 Team 5
09-10 Team 1
16-17 Teams 3/2
23-24 Team 4
30-01 Team 5
 
October
30-01 Team 5
07-08 Team 1
14-15 Teams 2/3
21-22 Team 4
28-29 Team 5
 
November
04-05 Team 1
11-12 Teams 3/2
18-19 Team 4
25-26 Team 5
 
December
02-03 Team 1
09-10 Teams 2/3
16-17 Team 4
23-24 Team 5
30-31 Team 1
 
 
Weekend shifts start Friday at 22:00 until Sunday at 21:00.