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Old 15 July 2014, 03:29   #31
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I've seen this before, first lines, figures suggest, and them lower down , might have saved, I would like to see the reports some of them I bet are barely marine related.
Floating in the channel for a couple of hours won't do you any good with or without a life jacket.
The figures are good anyway, less deaths on the water with a record number of people doing waterborne activities, I'd put these figures down to training and better run events, and let's not forget we had the Olympics, that boosted waterborne events, so more people on the water, less fatalities, good news, but I wouldn't give all the credit to the MCA
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Old 15 July 2014, 03:32   #32
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Old 15 July 2014, 03:37   #33
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Old 15 July 2014, 09:39   #34
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I've seen this before, first lines, figures suggest, and them lower down , might have saved, I would like to see the reports some of them I bet are barely marine related.
there is more detail attached. it actually splits the outcomes into "probably" and "possibly" prevented by a L/J. However what is clear from those number is that motorboating is considerably safer than most other risk activities - especially angling!
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The subject of who should or should not wear life jackets is the skippers responsibility. Remember that life jackets are no good if not properly maintained. Also that wearing a life jacket does not mean your life is out of danger, especially if you have not been shown how to operate it. Also consider wearing a buoyancy aid, the rescue services prefer them.
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Also consider wearing a buoyancy aid, the rescue services prefer them.
which rescue services, in which circumstances? It may be wrong to extrapolate from what they do to a typical ribnetter though.
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