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Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: NQ trawler tragedy

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensl ... 6373b0677c

Happens a lot when the nets get snagged, NQ charts are littered with trawler wrecks. This one might have been just from the bad weather.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

Weather was pretty crook, Matt. They wouldn't have been working.

In bad weather, they usually put stabilisers down to reduce rolling and head for a sleep.

All of these vessels have VMS so it would have been simple to backtrack position data for last automatically reported reposition.

While a rescue search mission would have been mounted using drift data from last known position to where survivor was found, they still didn't know how many they were looking for.

They'd have sonar searched the bottom looking for the hull around the last known VMS position.

Divers were sent up from Brisbane and were going out so I reckon they'd found something worth getting divers in to look at.

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

Looks like it wasn't a trawler, terrible story, going down trapped in the hull ... http://www.news.com.au/national/queensl ... 36d27ba9b4

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

Sad indeed , the families must be devastated .

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

It was a slugging vessel not a typical trawler; beche-de-mer. It is a dive vessel and they operate drift divers not nets. I used to work on a similar boat in QLD. I knew of (friends of friends - never met in person) a couple of those onboard. Devastating stuff. Some of specific details (like being trapped within the hull) published by the media are completely nightmare inducing. Thoughts for their families.


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

very sad for all those involved. can anyone explain what would keep them trapped inside? excuse the ignorance but the blokes are pretty fit and strong etc. so i thought they'd get clear?


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All slug boats should taken off the water, shocking work practices in that dodgy industry.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

Looks like it was suddenly overwhelmed at night.

In 30m of water it'd have to be something on the surface to do that. Another vessel, hit a semi-submerged gassed up container at speed or maybe a whale. No reports of other vessel.

There is an eyewitness this time (usually there isn't).

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: NQ trawler tragedy

Wasn't the weather atrocious at the time?

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