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Old 14 February 2008, 03:41   #11
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On TV news this am, saw a RIB on the rocks near to the stranded RNLI boat. Was this the attempted rescue casualty or the attendant RNLI's own RIB?
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Old 14 February 2008, 06:14   #12
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The latest news story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7243983.stm

I love the final sentence: The North Antrim assembly member, Ian Paisley Jr, has called for an inquiry into the grounding.

Which presumably the MAIB will do anyway as a matter of course (as probably do the RNLI). Is that a politician trying to get media air time? or is he trying to lay the blame on political opponents in the local council? where the finger was initially being pointed by some parts of the media because there was a navigation aid not working in the area.
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Old 14 February 2008, 06:57   #13
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The latest news story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7243983.stm

I love the final sentence: The North Antrim assembly member, Ian Paisley Jr, has called for an inquiry into the grounding.

Which presumably the MAIB will do anyway as a matter of course (as probably do the RNLI). Is that a politician trying to get media air time? or is he trying to lay the blame on political opponents in the local council? where the finger was initially being pointed by some parts of the media because there was a navigation aid not working in the area.
I think its more to do with the view of our windbag politicians in this country that nothing is answered until they have had their input, usually to bolster their own publicity and create a reason for themselves to exist.

It's the same with the Napoli - Devon County Council are holding their own inquiry, which will cost taxpayers god knows how much, when in fact an incident at sea is nothing to do with them.

Perhaps if councils and politicians stuck to what they're actually responsible for, we wouldn't have children dying after 30 social worker visits had failed to notice they were at risk...
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Ahh but that was nobody's fault - they just need more training and better procedures!!!
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Old 14 February 2008, 19:18   #15
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the MAIB aren't investigating, any idea why not?
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Old 15 February 2008, 13:30   #16
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the MAIB aren't investigating, any idea why not?
well they don't investigate every accident. I know of at least two where they haven't even gone as far as a preliminary examination. The MAIB don't always update their website straight away though. I am not sure how they decide which of the reports they get warrants investigation - but I am surprised if this doesn't merit investigation unless there are obviously no lessons which can be learned or perhaps they are confident that the RNLI will do its own investigation? or are busy with riverdance and other higher profile cases which had polution, or significant safety risks.

However the good news is that she seems to be off the rocks now.
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the MAIB aren't investigating, any idea why not?
Not sure but maybe as it's in Ireland the vessel is classed as an Irish vessel and outside the UK and therefore not under their investigative remit?

(posted without looking at the map or the MAIB/MCA/RNLI websites)

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if it is to be investigated would be done by MIAB if in northern Ireland If in Southern Ireland I guess it would be the irish Equivelent.

MIAB decide on wheather to investigate incidents/accidents on a case by case basis. Unusual accidents and similar types of incidents are the ones that are usually investigated.
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Ouch... been a bit of an expensive year for them...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7309579.stm
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And now (so I believe) the Dunbar boat has been torn from it's moorings in the conditions and dumped on the rocks

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