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Old 26 June 2006, 17:19   #1
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Very moving story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/5118650.stm

I know I posted about this story a few days ago but I think people should read this latest report. Must have been a terrible ordeal and a lesson to us all - even in good conditions tragedy can strike.
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Old 26 June 2006, 17:35   #2
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Awful story..

What the hell happened to their "new" trawler, letís hope the MAIB get to the bottom of it.

My heart goes out to the families.

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Old 26 June 2006, 17:42   #3
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Surely there must have been time to get out a Mayday, grab a flare or something? Very sad.
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Old 27 June 2006, 03:31   #4
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A very very sad story.

No mention of life jackets though.........
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Old 27 June 2006, 03:56   #5
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I dont have a vhf at present, a moby phone in an aqua pack submersible waterproof case around my neck, flares and obviously a life jackets - I have an oneil wetsuit i use for windsurfing, is it worth carrying that in the locker just incase, it would appear that the coldness of deep water is the real killer here - ur thoughts?
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Old 27 June 2006, 04:29   #6
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I dont have a vhf at present, a moby phone in an aqua pack submersible waterproof case around my neck, flares and obviously a life jackets - I have an oneil wetsuit i use for windsurfing, is it worth carrying that in the locker just incase, it would appear that the coldness of deep water is the real killer here - ur thoughts?
Mobile phones are not really suitable, a vhf is ideal as the coastguard can pin point your position and also other boats in the area will hear your mayday. Also you more likely to be heard on a VHF than rely on mobile pgone coverage.
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Old 27 June 2006, 05:10   #7
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I dont have a vhf at present, a moby phone in an aqua pack submersible waterproof case around my neck, flares and obviously a life jackets - I have an oneil wetsuit i use for windsurfing, is it worth carrying that in the locker just incase, it would appear that the coldness of deep water is the real killer here - ur thoughts?
Most of that would be next to useless. In an emergency situation such as this one, they had no time. To find a mobile, find the correct number and hope for a signal. The boat would be under by then. It takes very few seconds to grab the mike of the vhf and start banging out Mayday. As for wetsuits? It takes me about 5 mins to get mine on. Seriously, get a vhf, preferably base mounted not handheld. I also carry a tube of flares which i could grab in about 3 seconds.
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Old 27 June 2006, 06:46   #8
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A very very sad story.

No mention of life jackets though.........
Don't think they would have helped much after 10hrs in the water!!!
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Old 27 June 2006, 07:50   #9
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12t Trawler.....why no liferaft?
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Old 27 June 2006, 08:13   #10
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some valid points there, thanks - i got quick grab flares on my a frame in watertight container
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