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Old 02 October 2013, 09:59   #51
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And perhaps all boating magazines should be heavily encouraged to stop including pictures of leisure boats or adverts which show people not wearing a lifejacket or a kill cord. Thinking particulay of last edition of powerboat and rib mag with a picture ...
Back in 1997 at IMTEC97, a major boat industry trade show in the U.S., I picked up a press kit from Zodiac that included a one page guide for photographing their vessels for publication. I posted it (then on rbbi.com) and encouraged other boat builders to develop similar guidelines for photographing their vessels.

Zodiac's 1997 document was specific to the RIB business and seems relevant so I am copying it below:

A Message on Photography ... From Zodiac of North America

Everyone is interested in boating safety. We at Zodiac recognize a responsibility to ensure that our boats are properly and safely depicted whenever they are represented. With that in mind, we have developed the following general guidelines for photography, video scenes and illustrations of any Zodiac product used for promotion, public relations, advertising and any other representation for the company. We hope that you, too, will find these guidelines useful. If we can be of assistance, please contact us.
General Rules:

  • No drinking and driving. It probably goes without saying but, please, no alcoholic beverages shown while operating Zodiacs.
  • Boats need to be in compliance with regulations. Please double check with local authorities prior to any photo session to be sure that you are in compliance.
  • No actions that are in violation of boating, fish and game, and other regulations.
Boats Not In Motion

Scenes include boats at anchor, moored, on the beach, car topped and any other circumstances showing a boat not moving through the water.
  • People may be shown without PFD's on, but it is helpful to have PFD's in the picture.
  • No one should be shown in a boat in davits.
    RBBI comment: a davit a "crane" used to lower a boat over the side to the water.
  • Make sure the boat is not overloaded or overpowered.
Boats In Motion

Scenes include boats under motor or oar power, floating, being towed, or under sail.
  • All people in or on a Zodiac must be shown wearing a personal floatation device. It may be inflatable, belt positioned or any such items available on the market.
  • Boats may not be overloaded or overpowered.
  • People may not sit on tubes above steerageway speeds (5 mph).
  • People may not stand or appear to be standing unless they are in a boat equipped with a "stand-up console" arrangement.
  • No bow riding. Individuals may sit in the bow, not on the tube, of a boat moving at slow speed, being rowed or floating.
  • no wake jumping (it is illegal in most areas). A boat may be shown "jumping" off a wave when it is not represented as part of a boat wake (check regulations).
  • Use of the safety stop switch lanyard is required whenever a motor is in use.
Thank you for your help in promoting safe boating.
Zodiac of North America,
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Thats good thinking of Zodiac, other boat manufacturers and mags should follow suit.
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BBC Kill Cord show- 2 minute clip on YouTube

Those outside the UK are having plenty of challenges trying to view BBC's kill cord investigation because BBC blocks its iPlayer from streaming to destinations outside the UK.

To those outside the UK still trying to view it using some of the "gray" (sort of legal methods), if you give up, BBC has posted a two minute highlights clip from the kill cord segment of "Inside Outside South West" 30 September 2013 episode at:



But if you in in the UK, we encourage you to view the full film at:
BBC iPlayer - iPlayer TV Home

Just search for "Inside Outside South West" then select the 30 September 2013 edition. BBC said they would probably remove it in week (when the next edition is posted) so if you want to see it, now is the time.

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Old 02 October 2013, 16:05   #54
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With USCG's mandatory reporting of fatalities struggling to catch them all, we suspect some slip by the UK as well. We will try to chat with MAIB soon and see what we can learn about any accident databases pertaining to UK recreational boating they are aware of.
Gary - they are only required to respond to written freedom of information requests (including email) but not "chat" or phonecalls. You may also be aware that all deaths, including the cause of death are registered on a central database (actually there are separate registers in Scotland (and Wales and NI?)). The cause of death MAY not actually state propellor strike - but it would probably list "boating accident". I think when you see how few people die from boating then you might realise that there are bigger fish to fry.

Personally I doubt the UK government will be taking tips on administration from a country that can't afford to pay a huge chunk of its own employees - and has "shut down"!
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Personally I doubt the UK government will be taking tips on administration from a country that can't afford to pay a huge chunk of its own employees - and has "shut down"!

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I believe you Kerny. It's VERY hard to RIBnet and work at the same time.

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