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Old 19 April 2005, 10:06   #1
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Always tell the Coastguard & your family that you've arrived safely....

or changed your plans

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/...sNodeId=142722
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Old 19 April 2005, 10:21   #2
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Hugo M-S.... that name rings a bell for some reason

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Well done to his son for keeping a watch at home and making the call to phone the coastguard.
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Old 19 April 2005, 10:31   #4
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there go I but for the grace of God!

Methinks lashings of humble pie were consumed at The Rising Sun that evening! Still I'm sure RIB international will make an appropriate donation to a relevant charity, only probelm remaining is for subscribers to brace themselves and wade through what I'm sure will be a lengthy article.

Best gird my loins now, if I file an intentions report but get lost in the article can one of you lot come and get me out?
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Is it just me or does it seem somehow wrong for someone to gain from this situation(HMS to write article) On a slow news day we’ll have journalist cutting their hands off to test the NHS or taking bombs into Windsor castle to test security......... oh hang on they already do that. Des
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Des, you think he did it deliberately oh god Ribnet is going to get another solicitors letter, poor JK.

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Still I'm sure RIB international will make an appropriate donation to a relevant charity
...isn't Coastwatch a voluntary outfit?

...maybe a nice shiny new Atlantic for the RNLI, even if it is named after the mag?

Good on the son but maybe Dad should also invest in a mobile phone and TURN it on?!

Maybe he' ll even confess to the errors of the day on here like others have had the balls to recently?

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Now now gentlemen think of the longterm benefits for the comunity! The Rising Sun will probably get a blue placque out of this.... there'll be the inevitable docco on the telly...ok maybe this isnt a benefit!

You never know this may generate a feature in that beautiful ladies mag stateside.
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Des, you think he did it deliberately oh god Ribnet is going to get another solicitors letter, poor JK.

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Oh no OK I would like retract my previous statement and instead say that it is my honest opinion that all journalists would be above that type of skulduggery and that if anyone was to gain from this situation it should be HMS Des.
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Morweena Montgomery Swan..... now there's a name !
WTF were they thinking when they did that.
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haha

...haha, yeah lets hope the next rib international isnt going to be another 6 page marathon on a drawn out trip...sorry to bring back the issue, but im sure all rib international needs is a bit more helpful info, even adds, contact numbers etc, and then maybe one or two more articles, because i find it a bit odd that a mag near 4 quid should be sooooo thin, and be finnished within oone visit to the little boys room, bar looking at nice pictures of boats for the half hour after!...
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I love the way he puts some onus on the coastguard

don't know why the coastguard didn't make the first call to St Mawes which was our last destination," he said. "I think it would have made sense if the coastguard had checked here first.

but at least he admits a lesson learnt...


"I think the lesson I've learnt is: 'Tell everybody exactly what you are doing'," he said. "To the coastguard's credit, they didn't leave a stone unturned."


ah well... alls well that ends well. I think its time we left old HMS alone for a while... and please, lets leave his family out of any ill-feeling that may be borne on this forum.
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Interesting that it is reported the he is writting an article for the magazine - rather than he is the editor of the magazine !

I wonder if that cost him a few pints for the reporter, makes it appear a little less embarrasing !

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