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Old 17-10-2012, 06:54   #1
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English Channel Claims More Victims

When will the carnage stop? Condor ferry hits French boat fisherman killed | News | Pbo

From Pendeen point to Hartland light,
Is a watery grave by day or night
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Old 17-10-2012, 10:13   #2
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When will the carnage stop? Condor ferry hits French boat – fisherman killed | News | Pbo

From Pendeen point to Hartland light,
Is a watery grave by day or night
The carnage will stop when those ferries obey the COLREGS and reduce speed in unsafe circumstances.

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Old 17-10-2012, 10:25   #3
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Re: English Channel Claims More Victims

Wasn't this 18 months ago

Although there was a fatality at the weekend at Lands End. Sadly a 65yr old woman lost her life whilst sailing solo.

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Old 17-10-2012, 10:31   #4
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The carnage will stop when those ferries obey the COLREGS and reduce speed in unsafe circumstances.
40 knots in thick fog seems a bit reckless. Also makes a good case for outfitting all those fishing boats with AIS.
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Wasn't this 18 months ago
Yeah.

There is even a thread about it......

1 Dead - 2 Rescued. Ferry Mows Down Boat in Fog.

IIRC, the French Maritime Incident report is out (might even be a link in that thread) but the Manslaughter(?) criminal case not yet finished (well, I don't recall hearing the outcome, nor come to think of it anything about it recently ).
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