I watched the Four Corners program on the ABC last night.
One part that was not discussed was that the skipper was probably aware that the boat was not seaworthy
for the trip, and that he may not have had the necessary skills but left anyway.
The most disturbing part was just how casual the response was to an EPIRB being set off. All involved had strong indications that the boat was in trouble but still they did not start a search.
It looks like they will spend a small fortune when the best result is going to be recovering bodies, but won't start a search early when there is a good chance of success.
There was no indication that money
had been wasted with unnecessary searches.
Echoes of the "Blessed Be".