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Old 17-04-2008, 13:22   #1
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Maybe some new rules for the commercial guys

We had a very sad event here back in 2006 where a Bluff fishing boat sank and 6 people drownd. It was the worst maritime accident in 40yrs. (which is pretty good on that side of looking at it) The report has just been released and it placed a lot of the blame on the poor design of the deck scuppers not being able to cope with the two large waves that hit the boat, along with a lot of gear up high making the CG higher than it should have. Some believe this boat is much the same as many commercial fishing boats in NZ and are arguing for thougher regulation and control.
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Old 17-04-2008, 14:19   #2
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I recently read a thoughtful article, which criticized the (EU & other) regulations regarding cockpit drainage. This would translate well to part of Alan's comments.
Essentially, the author argued (very persuasively) that current practice (which meets the "standards") is totally inadequate. I'll look for it, when I get a chance.
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