Get ready to whiten those knuckles and hold fast as we talk the most dangerous, daring, and epic sea stories ever told with professional and volunteer rescuers, lawmen, and sailors working on oceans worldwide. Regardless the flag their vessels fly or the uniform they wear, those who go down to the sea and cast off lines enter the most challenging and dangerous environment on earth. Only here will you hear their stories and the lessons gained through their experience.
Francois Michaud, the Chief Instructor for Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCM SAR), talks his decade of service onboard the ships and lifeboats of the Canadian Coast Guard, a long and harrowing day of MEDEVACs from a fishing fleet caught in a storm, training coxswains to lead boat crews on emergency calls, and the most important lessons he works to pass on to volunteer lifesavers.
Historian Gary Thomas of the Association for Rescue at Sea talks the nonprofit’s global mission, it’s awards, and its partnership with They Had to Go Out Podcast to bring you the most dangerous, daring, and epic sea stories of professional and volunteer ocean rescuers.