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Old 06 May 2010, 17:46   #11
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as a volunteer watchleader on another brig, this sends shivers down my spine.
thoughts are not only with the family, but also the watchleader and permanent crew into whose care he had been entrusted, and must be feeling awful at the moment, even though in all likelihood it is just one of those devastating accidents with no-one to blame.
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Do any cadets wear harnesses when in the rigging?
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Do any cadets wear harnesses when in the rigging?
Yes,along with a 3 clip safety line ie clip on before you clip off. Lets not try and apportion blame though (not that you were) as anything could have happened. It wouldn't be fair to start speculating.
It's an awful thing to have happened.
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In my day it was a belt with a length of rope and a clip at the end - you could really only clip on once aloft as it would take all day to get up there otherwise - but that was quite a few years ago now!
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Ladies and Gentleman

I would like to thank you on behalf of the cadets family, friends and the crew of the royalist for all the kind words of support in this terrible time.

I am sure within due course the results of the investigation shall be published and I am sure many of you will read the MAIB report with interest.

For those of you that wish to follow this a bit more closely can I please directyou to the press releases made by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets at http://www.ms-sc.org/Corporate-Infor...Press-Releases

Many Thanks once again, if you have any message you would like passed on to the crew I shall be happy to do so for you

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