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dom

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Now how does that rule of twelfths go again? :eek:
 

l'escargot

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The same operators whose ferry mowed down a fishing boat while hooning along at full speed in thick fog? They seem like a nice, responsible bunch.

And put their new fast cat out of operation on it's first week of service by colliding with the Guernsey harbour wall and holing it...
 

macd

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must have been going some to put a hole in a harbour wall...

A few years ago an Isle of Man ferry actually embossed the company's logo on Douglas harbour wall. The event was reported on Manx radio, by a reporter who could actually see the incident from the his studio. The ferry company's first reaction was to deny it had happened.
There may be some more generic lessons there ;)
 

doug748

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Bit of an eye opener that the ship's master was going full bore with an estimated metre or so under the keel.
Even more interesting is the annex ( 12 was it?) showing the limits of credibility for survey data - ie even the best is not worth trusting much.

Last month I was doing a bit of fancy navigation over some rocky patches. I got a lot less daring when I went downstairs to look at the date of the survey - 1812. We live and learn.
 
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savageseadog

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The BBC report keeps blaming "the crew" when it's obviously the skipper/mater/Captain who's to blame.
 

Sans Bateau

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Report says:

"Investigators have made safety recommendations to operator Condor Ferries and to Guernsey Harbours."

So if you see some blokes in uniform at day skipper night school this autumn, dont go asking any awkward questions.
 
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