Originally Posted by spartacus
This makes rather sad reading. The whole operation was an unmitigated diaster from start to finish.
Yeah, it is rather grim reading! That being said, it appears to have come down to lack of planning and preperation. I think we could all take some lessons from this tragedy. I know it certainly made me think about a few aspects of safety and equipment on my own boat!
A little bit of planning could have gone some way to averting this incident. Which is why it is important that people sit down beforehand (as Jon H has done) and say well what the hell do we do if the boat turns turtle! Or we do have a real MOB. Aswell as this it highlights the importance of keeping calm, there is no use in panicing!
Anyway, safe boating everyone