Boat Collision

 Just saw this on Youtube and it is a reminder to always keep a watch while you are driving your boat and to always wear a life jacket as it can all change in a blink of an eye.

 

gcaptain.com/watch-fishermen-dive-overboard-before-being-run-over-by-speedboat/

 

Cheers guys


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yeah ouch - the boat looks

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:01

yeah ouch - the boat looks surprising good (well gunnels down at least) post collision

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 not good at all. cant

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:14

 not good at all. cant believe the other guy pleaded not guilty. iff he couldnt see he shouldnt be at the helm

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I agree

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:18

 But from what I have heard he was in a wheel chair while driving that's why he couldn't see over the bow. No excuse either way.

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 report said skipper was

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:25

 report said skipper was sitting down and couldnt see the other boat. bloody idiot imo

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 Can't see then can't

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:32

 Can't see then can't skipper, easy.

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I saw this too Frank

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:40

 The skipper is obviously incompetent, and should not be behind the wheel of a boat. This muppet should be charged with 3 counts of attempted murder.

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What

Thu, 2018-01-18 17:12

 What if they were all facing the other way and didnt see him coming. "I couldnt see" is a pathetic excuse and he should not have been driving it . Lucky escape for those poor people .

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Exact same

Thu, 2018-01-18 17:54

 Saw the exact same thing on Saturday between Garden and Carnac Islands, missed by under 6 feet.

 

Woman on the smaller boat shrieking could be heard from miles away, the big cruiser kept going and never even saw them.

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Wonder if insurance paid up..

Thu, 2018-01-18 18:42

Wonder if insurance paid up..

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 This is my one fear while

Thu, 2018-01-18 19:53

 This is my one fear while out in the yak, not sharks. We're hard enough to see to guys paying attention let alone someone who isnt. Not something anyone should ever experience while on the water.

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 Looks like your Driving

Thu, 2018-01-18 19:53

 Looks like your Driving frank!

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Thats not my small boat

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:44

 I wouldn't mind if it was but if it was I would definetly be looking in the right direction.

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Far out

Thu, 2018-01-18 20:41

Lucky

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I've got the floating gin palace

Thu, 2018-01-18 22:33

And it's your responsibility to not impede may way, you cretin.

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Fri, 2018-01-19 07:46

 She’ll be right . Nothing a good polish won’t fix !

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 Same thing happened off

Fri, 2018-01-19 08:31

 Same thing happened off fremantle years ago involving a pilot boat (yes, a pilot boat) and an old cray boat being used as a recreational fishing boat.  It was night time, the pilot boat was returning to the harbour and the rec boat was drift fishing just north west of north mole.  Rec boat had there nav and running lights on.  Pilot boat went straight through them at 26 knots.  The two guys on the fishing boat jumped overboard seconds before impact.

 

Result- trsnsport charged both (yes, both) skippers with failing to keep a proper lookout.

 

The rec boat skipper said he was.  Thats why he and his mate jumped.

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