Another boatie lost

Sadly it's been reported that another boatie has been lost and has been recovered south of Rottnest, it has been reported that he was on a yacht with 3 others and wasn't missed for 10 - 15 minutes not a good situation.
Condolences to his family and friends.


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 not good at all. sad to hear

Wed, 2019-09-11 08:02

 not good at all. sad to hear of such events. condolences to family and friends

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is this someting like 4 in 2 weeks?

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:40

 Solo yachtsman, then old fella in the 12ft dinghy, then one between Rotto and Hillaries, now this? or am I double counting somewhere/ Makes a good case for always wearing a PFD. 

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Havent heard about this one,

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:08

Havent heard about this one, as the one between rotto and hillarys this week was found off Burns Beach, not south rotto

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 how the fark do people just

Wed, 2019-09-11 14:48

 how the fark do people just fall of boats and not get missed?

the skipper should be jailed, its their responsibility!! 

RIP, condolscences to the family not a good position.

 

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Yep allways got my

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:41

 Vest on.

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 I am currently in WA

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:56

 I am currently in WA travelling south /west from Cape Keraudren.

I reqularly fish solo from my 4m tinny, and always wear a inflatable vest, have an epirb attached outside the transom, in case of an overturn and unable to get to it if its inside.

However sitting there the other day, ancchoured, with a current of probably 3+knots, thinking if I went overboard, what woud be the result.

Was off Depuch Island (Balla Balla) and expect I would not be able to swim fast enough to get back to the boat.

I know that having a rope trailing (say5 metres) out the back, would be a pain when fishing, but would give a better chanceof getting back to the boat if it happened.

I have a fold down ladder on the transom if I get back there.

Comments and suggestions from other Fishwreckers would be apprecated

Ross

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 in your situation a personal

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:30

 in your situation a personal location beacon would be the go.

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Fold down transom ladder

Wed, 2019-09-11 19:26

I see like me, you are no spring chicken.  Have you ever tried to climb back in the boat via the ladder as a practice exercise.  Depending on the length of the ladder it is not as easy as it may sound.  Wearing the epirb in a bum bag or something similar or a PLB may be a sound option.  

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Bought a pfd other day

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:07

 After the yachty went over. Cost of complacency is revealed when too late. Witworths, good deals atm on for hutchwilco brand, good vest that doesnt get in your way, a big factor for some boaties who go out, specially solo. Stay safe people ! 

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Bought a pfd other day

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:07

 After the yachty went over. Cost of complacency is revealed when too late. Witworths, good deals atm on for hutchwilco brand, good vest that doesnt get in your way, a big factor for some boaties who go out, specially solo. Stay safe people ! 

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You could clip the rope to

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:08

You could clip yourself  to a retractable cable...then incase you fell in  you could get ya self  back  to the boat. but possibly annoying also 

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 A few blokes on here have

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:28

 A few blokes on here have the MOB alarms. This sort of event makes you think that they are cheap insurance if you have a large boat or if your guests/deckes have a few while out fishing. 

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yeah hearing this really

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:36

yeah hearing this really makes you think....im usually solo, and although i a;ways have a llifejacket, often easy to forget current if having to try get back to the boat. like the idea of the retractable rope, but prob a risk if get overturned....may see if i can rig something up with an easy release. think will definitely invest in a personal locator beacon to have on hand as well as the epirb.

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Do you want to live?

Wed, 2019-09-11 23:59

 I asked myself that question after those last couple of cockburn , rotto deaths , and I didnt work half my life away from family etc to cark it before retirement, I wonna live long enough to be grumpy!

 Got two pfd now , with a plb cable tied to mine , and a sealed flare bottle attached to a cray float just inside boat that hopefully would float out in roll over event.

 And more tellingly when purchasing a tub 12 months a go , I only looked at things with level floatation or better  before getting the 5m haines.

 

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Mandatory wearing of PFD

Thu, 2019-09-12 11:58

 Having been involved in Marine Rescue in WA for 30 years I am sick and tired of spending hours looking for someone because they were not wearing a lifejacket. When deployed a yellow lifejacket can be seen for miles especially from the air. There were 3 helicopter up on Sunday including a TV chopper and if he had been wearing one would have been found.

I do not see what the issue is. We complained when it was mandatory to wear a seat belt. Wearing a life jacket whilst a vessel is underway should be mandatory but the governemnt are too gutless to do anything about it.

It is such a simple solution. We wear them all day on the rescue vessels and they are not a problem.

 

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 agree with you about wearing

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:22

 agree with you about wearing one while underway but accidents still happen when you drifting so should be one on all the time, i know i do now and sandy wears one while travelling , keep telling her to leave it on tho  but when do women listen to their husbands 

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