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Old 06 May 2013, 05:25   #61
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Lengthy report on BBC radio Cornwall this morning. This video has been posted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22423877

It would appear that the helm has either managed to either hook the boat or cause it to step out mid turn. Either way, the result must've been extremely violent in order to deposit all six aboard in the water.
That was the point I was trying to make, either that or just very very unlucky.
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Old 06 May 2013, 05:26   #62
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Old 06 May 2013, 05:29   #63
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Just terrible news. It human to forget to wear the kill cord so unlucky to have this happen
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Being regulated for things that you should do is where regulation should be. And indeed should have been.
enforced by who though? unenforced or unenforceable law is no use to anyone and I don't see the infrastructure for enforcement.
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An aspect to this accident I find surprising, is that none of the six managed to stay in the boat. Often, unless the boat actually flips, someone on the highside stays in. They may get thrown against seat or console etc, but stay in. I know that four of the occupants were young children, but this wouldn't have made a great deal of difference. In such a violent event, luck plays a greater part than size/strength. From the video, some of their kit appears to have remained in the boat.
I'm not familiar with the Camel, but is it possible that they hit a sand bar in the estuary? The skeg looked unmarked in the video.
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Details of this heartbreaking incident will emerge in the media soon. I was on a marine patrol this afternoon on the South Coast when I heard the incident in Padstow unfold on the radio. It was distressing enough to listen to and my heart goes out to those directly involved and those from the RNLI, Ambulance crews, SAR Helicopter crews, Harbour Authority staff and my colleagues who had to deal with the incident not to mention any who may have had to witness it unfold. Bank Holidays in Padstow are always busy.

In the meantime if you are going out this Bank Holiday or anytime for that matter PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WEAR YOUR KILLCORD.
I couldn't agree more. The Kill cord is pictured hanging from the console in the follow up video (end of) basic power boating skill. Wear kill cord, also check before departure it actually works!

Also bloody hard to regulate against this kind of stuff, its called seamanship. Kinda like seatbelts in cars / talking on mobile phones - its regulated but basically ignored by thousands.

I wonder how experienced this chap was from London? all the money in the world, cant buy experience on the sea.
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A chap from Falmouth coastguard was on the news this morning explaining all about kill cords and stated it doesn't appear one was being used at the time. Totally tragic. I personally believe that tighter regulation should be introduced. For example, mandatory ICCs for anything over say 10hp, compulsory use of kill cords for open boats. Rules enforceable by local harbour authorities who would be allowed to keep all/a percentage of fines to find extra staff/resources.
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Horrific incident, you can only imagine the terror and injuries involved... We all make mistakes, thankfully most of us walk away from them...
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mandatory ICCs for anything over say 10hp.
What does ICC stand for?
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