Australian press has been covering this story over the last day where a trawler
overturned and sank some 8nm off shore.
Deckhand's heroic swim - National - smh.com.au
managed to swim ashore after 12 hours and raise the alarm
. Some time later a search aircraft located one other, with the skipper
One can only assume the boat
was poorly equipped safety equipment
wise, with no EPIRB
set off, and seemingly no PFDs or other floatation devices.
make it mandatory to carry EPIRB
, PDF's VHF radio
when going offshore
As users of the world's oceans, we must be ever aware of our safety
and that of our crew, and that appropriate equipment
should be always on board.