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Old 16 September 2010, 08:10   #21
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I've seen RNLI crew, which is presumably your "gold standard for 'professional' seamanship" smoking on deck whilst not wearing a lifejacket. Admittedly on an AWB not a RIB.
Hey Polwart, they also do not wear killcords which totally annoys me. Ok they have all these reasons why they don't which to my mind raises questions. If we saw a commercial operator driving about with the killcord dangling on the floor all the time we would call them an idiot!
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Old 16 September 2010, 09:25   #22
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How about being fair and writing to the company involved first and making any concerns known? Then decide what to do when you get a response.
...because many people on here much prefer to gossip and speculate about alleged safety violations and don't have the balls to contact the operator in question in the first place.

Just take a look at the Lulworth Cove "cowboy" thread. One particular individual even contacted the MCA to report the poor sod!
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Hey Polwart, they also do not wear killcords which totally annoys me. Ok they have all these reasons why they don't which to my mind raises questions. If we saw a commercial operator driving about with the killcord dangling on the floor all the time we would call them an idiot!
Greg, I understand the arguments for not wanting a kill cord on lifeboat, I don't necessarily agree with them but I've limited experience at the life and death moments where a kill cord accidentally being triggered could cause disaster.

I can imagine if a lifeboat ever did kill someone due to the lack of kill cord that the RNLI might find itself facing the coroner (or FAI) or even a corporate manslaughter case trying to justify not using Killcords for the 99% of the time when accidental triggering will not result in a more dangerous situation and providing some sort of evidence as to how often in those 1% of situations where the risk might be greater the kill cord would actually have been mistakenly activated anyway.
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Old 16 September 2010, 10:11   #24
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...because many people on here much prefer to gossip and speculate about alleged safety violations and don't have the balls to contact the operator in question in the first place.

Just take a look at the Lulworth Cove "cowboy" thread. One particular individual even contacted the MCA to report the poor sod!
Ah twim, thank heavens you've got here. I was wondering whether we'd have to manage without your insight.

While you are here, there's another thread that needs your urgent attention.

Keep up the good work!
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...because many people on here much prefer to gossip and speculate about alleged safety violations and don't have the balls to contact the operator in question in the first place.

Just take a look at the Lulworth Cove "cowboy" thread. One particular individual even contacted the MCA to report the poor sod!
Well when it comes to advice on safety Titw you really are the man.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/a-bit-of-advice-please-in-the-event-of-disaster-26050-post260338.html

This still has me in pieces every time I read it
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Just read Timw's profile, isn't "investment banker" some kind of rhyming slang, can't for the life of me think what for though
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Never mind the inference of character from his title. He needs to look out for any leprechauns floating round his boat/office/car based on recent news
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