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Old 08 August 2013, 16:08   #1
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BBC News Item on killcords

Coming into Fowey from Falmouth today we were stopped by the Harbour Master with a BBC film crew on board. They were interviewing boaters regarding kill cord usage and discussing whether it should be mandatory to wear them. They told us we were the only boat they'd seen that day using a kill cord (which ties in with our own observations over the previous two weeks: we hadn't seen any other boats using one. Even life jacket usage was thin). They also asked if we had a spare cord handy (we had) and whether we were aware of discussions regarding kill cord alternatives. We showed them our console mounted "Kill Cord" sticker sourced from a RIBnet member (but oops forgot your name. Sorry!)

Also with the BBC crew was a father whose son had been killed in a boating accident at Southampton some years ago. The father and the BBC guys were aware of RIBnet discussions on kill cord usage and the c80% against result of the mandatory usage poll kicked off by Nos. They asked if we had heard of the recent incident in Padstow and I tried to summarise the various constructive views expressed on RIBnet regarding kill usage and alternatives.

I'm not sure when or within what programme any footage will be shown.
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Not sure if it is linked but we are filming tomorrow with the BBC 'Inside Out' program at Cobbs re killcords. It is a crew from Plymouth so suspect that it is the same thing - for showing in September sometime. Paul
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Old 08 August 2013, 16:21   #3
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Saw them as well this aft jonny and I got a few funny looks this week wearing our BS but we saw some foolish folk out there
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Coming into Fowey from Falmouth .
Where 'ee stayin' in the Fal locale?
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Where 'ee stayin' in the Fal locale?
Carnon Downs, but only till Sunday :-( and boat out the water tomorrow. Mind you, might be back Wednesday: hear someone's offering free beer during the Red Arrows show ;-)
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[QUOTE=Leapy;561307]Carnon Downs, QUOTE]



The OH is from CD, 'tiz a dreadful place.
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Not sure if it is linked but we are filming tomorrow with the BBC 'Inside Out' program at Cobbs re killcords. It is a crew from Plymouth so suspect that it is the same thing - for showing in September sometime. Paul
I'm almost tempted to come down and watch. It'd be interesting to see what's said vs what's broadcast.
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It'd be interesting to see what's said vs what's broadcast.
Me too!

Indeed it is/was the same team that came to Cobbs today as were filming in Fowey. The program is Inside Out which is a series that will run in September. We filmed some training around killcords and throttle systems and then did an interview

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Did they give any indication as to the killcord use % they saw down in Fowey? Oddly, my experience there a few weeks ago was a total opposite of Leapy's-most were wearing their killcords. Quite a few were sans lifejacket though.

Incidentally, the lifejacket lockers on Fowey Town Quay are a fabulous idea.
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No % but not high.

The LJ lockers from the RNLI seem a good idea. If you have feedback message keith_colwell@rnli.org.uk as he is responsible.
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