matttnz

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  1. matttnz

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Probably irrelevant now but someone was asking about what the “second world” was a few pages back: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_World
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    And this is part of the reason why... on 1 count, he needs to have a decent watch system running on his vessel. But... if it was someone else’s F up and he’s asleep... Does this imply that a skipper must be awake at all times when a vessel is underway? That sounds safe... And just because something is done in the US does not mean that the rest of the world thinks it’s a good idea or remotely sane. That country proved that well enough 12 months ago...
  3. matttnz

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    ^^^ this. Some countries even have no fault systems for accidents to avoid this very situation. Keep it out of the civil courts (where opinion counts for too much) and in the criminal one where scientific reason and a decent bar of proof is required. Sometimes bad shit just happens.
  4. matttnz

    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That guy was deceased when they winched him up. That’s why his face is shrouded, you don’t do that with someone who needs to breathe. He will have been taken to hospital as “critical” because you need to be examined by a doctor to be certified before legally dead. Although death at the scene suggests a high energy impact it could be as simple as he didn’t know how to swim and/or was knocked out going into the water. Not as uncommon in Asian countries as you might expect. Pretty miserable all around really.