Alan, Kevin and the rest of the crew.
Having got back from holiday yesterday and been catching up, I read with horror the initial reports of the incident.
I think all should hear bear in mind the following:-
Whilst the possible loss of the vessel is sad, the loss of any of you would have been tradgic.
I think we should all be thankful that you are all safe and well.
The boat can be replaced, as can your jeans
, you could not.
All this, IMHO, mindless debate about what happened, why it happened, what could have, should have been done can wait.
We should be thankful for the guys safe return and the super work of the rescue boys and girls.
We could have easily lossed some dear friends, great people and assets to the marine industry.
"the sea has no friends, she just has visitors"
I personally and very glad you are all safe and well and can live to tell the tale (at a later stage), go on to other challanges and buy us all a bear when we next get together.
And Kathleen, a sterling job no one could ever call you a Langer!
We could all do with a friend like you in our lives.