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Old 15-09-2006, 17:07   #31
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After spending over 30 years making my living on the water I only have one thing to say about BC ferries and Active Pass (or similar waters): Common sense says to stay out of thier way when they are in a restricted channel. They are not always on the ball (witness the sinking of the 'Queen of The North" hitting an island by an "act of god") but they have a hell of a lot of boat that they are trying to control - they don't need pleasure boaters adding wildcard variables.
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Old 15-09-2006, 20:00   #32
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Has there been any news regarding the QotN (by the way, there's a good picture of it in rsn48's link)? You say "act of god" but I thought the investigation been hamstrung by the reluctance of the bridge crew to talk. Let me get this right - it was at night and there were two people on the bridge of opposite gender, and neither noticed the approaching island - makes you wonder what they were doing?


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The last I heard is that some passengers had initiated what they hope will become a class action suit. The one thing that has come out of their action is that the two people who were on the bridge have been named: I don't recall the names but it was the 4th officer and a lady deckhand.
I hope that the suit will be able to force an accounting of the bridge crew's actions - as it stands now they are simply stone walling.
The designation that the sinking was 'an act of god' is part of a smoke an mirrors maneuver so the Ferry Corp can minimize thier finacial loss (and possibly liability?).
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The woman was on the wheel and the officer of the watch. The woman on the wheel was the one who had a suicide watch over her after the incident; understandably she took it hard.

All have "talked" at one of the governments hearings, its internally they haven't talked at the recommendation of the union.
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