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Old 06 August 2007, 03:45   #1
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boat sinks in the solent

A boat sank last night in the solent. No radio, no flares, not enough lifejackets.

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an all to common sight over the weekend, no life jackets
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Theres just no excuse for a lack of basic safety aids, Were not talking great expense, against the huge cost of recovering these idiots, It makes yet more government regulation just that much closer.And maybe the other six crew members were none the wiser to the dangers they faced, but the skipper of the boat should have been.
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Only 2 of them didn't have lifejackets - the rest did!!!
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Only 2 of them didn't have lifejackets - the rest did!!!
Oh well thats reasuring then.
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It could be 4 had planned to go out and then 2 others "gatecrashed" so to speak.
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It could be 4 had planned to go out and then 2 others "gatecrashed" so to speak.
or 4 planned to go out, then 2 gatecrashed so to speak, and the seventh
person was an illegal imigrant they were smuggling into blighty.
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I saw a RIB, (a 5.4 searider) and a speedboat on Saturday at St Margarets at Cliff near Dover.
They were moored up when I arrived and there were people all sitting around drinking cans of beer. 5 young lads got in the Searider and 3 young lads and a young girl got in the speedboat, but the guy driving the speedboat looked considerably older. Not one of them was wearing lifejackets. What was even worse was they were towing a doughnut and they each had a go, again not one of them put on a bouyancy aid before being towed.

I spent most of my time looking to see if anyone was struggling and the rest of the time telling my 3 young children what a bunch of complete idiots these people were.

It really does make my blood boil that some people could be so irresponsible.
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sounds like they hit the submarine barrier... again... don't know why they don't blow it up?!!
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It really does make my blood boil that some people could be so irresponsible.
If they weren't young kids what's the problem - it's their lives!!!
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