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Old 06 May 2013, 14:51   #101
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You compromise anyones safety when you ignore that little red strap!
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Old 06 May 2013, 14:53   #102
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Its very sad indeed, as the kill cord can be seen attached to the cobra when it was pulled out the water i expect either it wasnt worn or became unattached from person as they went over board. It is tragic and these things will continue to happen as not much is done about it after the incident is forgotten and then the next time it happens again everyone shouts somethingnshould be done but nothing ever is. The amount of people on the water who are in dire need of either some common sense or training is shocking, not saying this is the case in this incident just generally. Take today around poole, massive fog bank drifting in the harbour, announcements are made by harbour master and im the only one out of say 20 boats to put nav lights on. Then you have people who dont know or dont care what side of channel to come in or go out on, then younhave the jetskiers and the speed freaks breaking every speed limit and the harbor masters published policy is educate rather than prosecute. I watchednthe harbor master chasing a speedboat the entire lengh or brownsea island on thenpoole side a couple of weeks ago, he caught up with him, any prosecution ? Of course not.

Im turning into a grumpy old sailor.

Gets to a point where you gotta wonder if any authority really cares about boating accidents and issues of safety, i bet they do but they just dont have the resources or money to do much about it.

Anyway very sad accident. I hope the survivors recover ok.
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Old 06 May 2013, 14:59   #103
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Isn't the entire thing like seatbelts in cars?..they don't stop the accident but make the outcome better....?

Like Boris I was out in the fog today...jet ski lads with no idea out in fog..way to fast, families with no LJ in fog etc etc...

I guess the real issue for me is how can kill cords be made impossible to forget......sort that and maybe this sort if accident won't happen?
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Old 06 May 2013, 15:42   #104
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Tragic and it is. but its a case of more money than sense!
It's a shame to see comments like this. Nick was one of my oldest friends and his death is devastating news.

Please do think twice before posting such utter rubbish.
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One of the news reports today has said the Rib was rented, although this hasn't been confirmed.

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It wasn't rented.
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I felt sick when I first heard of this incident and still do as the details emerge.
Today in Poole I lost count of the number of small, fast boats passing through the harbour with occupants with no life jackets, no killcords and excessive speed (in fog too). On one occation a small Boston Whaler came in to the marina, with 13 people on, 3 large dogs and no one wearing life jackets. They went into a local pub, had several beers and then left in the same way!!
I lay a small amount of blame at the Kill cord manufacturers. The clips are too small and not always easy to secure to the body or clothing. We have for many years used a dog collar with a plastic clip together fastening. We clip the kill cord to the collar, where the lead would attach. It is easy to use, even with cold hands and very easy to adjust for different people. Why dont they come like this as standard?
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Old 06 May 2013, 15:55   #108
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Seconded.

Sad and shocked for the innocents onboard.

Incredibly angry at the F**KWIT at the helm who's just killed 2 people because 'it'll be ok, we're not going far' or somesuch lame excuse.
Take a few moments to read the various tributes to the man you have described above.
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Old 06 May 2013, 16:02   #109
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I felt sick when I first heard of this incident and still do as the details emerge.
Today in Poole I lost count of the number of small, fast boats passing through the harbour with occupants with no life jackets, no killcords and excessive speed (in fog too). On one occation a small Boston Whaler came in to the marina, with 13 people on, 3 large dogs and no one wearing life jackets. They went into a local pub, had several beers and then left in the same way!!
I lay a small amount of blame at the Kill cord manufacturers. The clips are too small and not always easy to secure to the body or clothing. We have for many years used a dog collar with a plastic clip together fastening. We clip the kill cord to the collar, where the lead would attach. It is easy to use, even with cold hands and very easy to adjust for different people. Why dont they come like this as standard?
Another 4 on a 40k+ RIB = lives saved
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Agree Steve with everything you say. Watched all day RIBs ignoring the biggest press and TV coverage for a boat accident for years and it appears it was ignored. What more can you do to get this simple message across, and I am not pre judging the events in Padstow just hoped everyone would wake up, some hope!
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IWe have for many years used a dog collar with a plastic clip together fastening. We clip the kill cord to the collar, where the lead would attach. It is easy to use, even with cold hands and very easy to adjust for different people.
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what a great idea!! Have always used the kill cord and fiddled with the clip. Think I will be going to the pet shop soon!!
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