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.