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Old 28 July 2013, 05:59   #1
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IOM Fisherman deaths

I overheard this search yesterday over the radio, had been ongoing from Friday night.

Sad to hear they didn't make it.

BBC News - Isle of Man missing fishermen search: Bodies found

Without knowing the facts I wouldn't like to speculate but I suspect they weren't properly equipped. I for one wouldn't take a flat bottomed dinghy around the north end of the island. There are some funny waters around there.

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Old 28 July 2013, 06:41   #2
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I heard the news yesterday too. Again tragic. Let's wait for the MAIB report before drawing any conclusions.

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Old 28 July 2013, 08:47   #3
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For the sake of clarity......and I hope you will agree......
the word "fisherman/en" has always meant to me, a professional who fishes, always from a registered fishing vessel.
An "angler" is the term for a non-professional who fishes, usually from an un-registered vessel.
Thus I have always interpreted stories, like the one above, to more accurately refer to anglers, i.e. small boat, just two people, close-ish in-shore.

But I could always be wrong......because there are always exceptions.

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