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Old 19 July 2007, 03:14   #1
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Just heard news that someone has been killed after a RIB struck the Bembridge ledge.
Sincerly hope its not someone from the forums
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Old 19 July 2007, 03:38   #2
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Old 19 July 2007, 04:15   #3
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Unfortunately the chap was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. As far as I know they still haven't found the woman. There were two life jackets on board the RIB but it would seem that neither of them were wearing them.
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what's the bembridge ledge, a hidden reef?

hope they find the woman...
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Was following this on the VHF yesterday, very sad.

Search for the woman was called off this morning after an extensive search didn't find her.
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Vers sad news. I am suprised a RIB could stop that suddenly - I would have thought it would have ridden up and over submerged rocks before coming to a halt. Obviously a rock sticking well out of the water would be a different story.

It proves charts don't give a true impression of what a place is really like.

I wonder if this is the area concerned? The chart really doesn't give a picture of the rocks under the surface.
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Vers sad news. I am suprised a RIB could stop that suddenly - I would have thought it would have ridden up and over submerged rocks before coming to a halt. Obviously a rock sticking well out of the water would be a different story.

It proves charts don't give a true impression of what a place is really like.

I wonder if this is the area concerned? The chart really doesn't give a picture of the rocks under the surface.
Thats the area. Until the exact crash location is pinpointed though its hard to tell where to look. But I can confirm that I have seen the ledge at low tide and its large and very dangerous looking.
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I've moved the general discussion about hazards to a new thread: Solent (and other) hazards

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Here is a little more info on the accident including an eyeweitness.

http://www.iwradio.co.uk/news.aspx
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Shocking news & I read on the BBC website they hit a lobster buoy line. Do these connect the pots together?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/6907076.stm

We had such a good day ribbing around today, snorkelling in caves & sunbathing it is so tragic to come home & hear this sort of news. We saw a few lobster pots & they are not that easy to see, didn´t realise they were such a hazard.

I´ve learnt so much from this forum - there are hidden rocks around the coast here in Spain & we see lots of boats plough through the area without any problem. We give them a wide berth to be sure.

Saying that we are v risk averse, no one else wears lifejackets here & we do get strange looks as we all wear them.

Cheers all.
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