Originally Posted by nigel1
Pretty much agree with you there David, except for the "they simply didn't give a sh#t".
Rather, I think they were so incompetent that they did not consider another vessel to be the area, and even LIKELY to be in that area.
On the HSS ferry
, there was, as has been pointed out, virtually no look out.
The VDR recordings of the radar screen
dumps clearly show the fishing
boat, and in the time frame, they could easily have avoided it. No mention in the report about the use of radar
guard zones, if these had been set correctly, the radar would have sounded an alarm
as soon as the echo of the fishing
boat entered the guard zone.
Piss poor on the part of the ferry
crew, especially the master for running such a crap bridge team
Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
... the easy answer is to fully prosecute those who are unable to think for themselves, both the cabin
crew on the bridge and
the Company Directors / Management.....both jail time and simple barring from positions both onboard a vessel and as part of management of any shipping
company - those easy to do when the ferry requires a licence to operate in France
(employ someone banned if you want to - just means no licence to operate)....when it's "your" livelihood and pension at stake, and not simply someone else's life it does
concentrate the mind...
David, I find myself in the odd position of agreeing with you. As I've said repeatedly it wasn't the speed as much as the piss-poor watch that caused this. I don't believe they didn't give a krap, but were in all respects far too complacent. You can't solve 'stupid' with changes in regulations
, but as you've implied stringing up this crew would be a good start, pour encouragez les autres.