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Old 26-10-2010, 08:32   #1
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An interesting read. I do sometimes wonder why it is that on occasion even normally efficient organisations can get bogged down in the paper work.

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Interesting read, makes you think.

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Good read, thanks.
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Good info. That is not the usual USCG response to a legit MayDay. In my experience they sent a ship quickly and without too many questions. (the mounds of paperwork came later). Good point about carrying credit cards and ID in ditch bag. In modern life priorities are not always what you would think. A boat can sink anywhere at anytime, (and then become a dangerous unmarked obstruction itself). Not to mention massive steel crab traps with an old blackened algea covered float in the middle of the channel.
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120 seconds...I could feel the desperation..good read.
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To the USCG's credit they didn't attempt to cover up the operators dangerous behavior but the Cap't and crew are fortunate it didn't end in loss of life which might have been the case had the crabber not shown up.

It made me think about my own preparedness. A ditch bag in some coastal regions could also include some wilderness survival items - waterproof matches, blankets and a good knife prehaps?
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