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Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:42 pm
by Matt Flynn
Putting up a thread after earlier reports posted on the chat bar.

All reported OK after capsize reportedly involving a collision with a ship.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:46 pm
by steve29
Well done jeff hope all are ok and hope your son is ok

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:12 pm
by nomad
Would love to know what happened to the other boat. One of the fellas said it was big, real big. So that could be anything from a charter to a ship etc. Surely the other boat,ship would know they hit somthing. Harbour records would show which shipping was inthe vicinity.
Glad they are all ok

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:37 pm
by jeffish
Hi guys .
I will put up some FACTS about what happened , just need a bit of family time ATM .

Thanks for the comments and good wishes .

cheers
Jeff

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:07 am
by Matt Flynn

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:23 am
by Out Blue
Glad everyone is ok, could've been so much worse from the sounds of initial reports. Was also out and about Saturday towards Skottowee, blew up a little also.

Looking at the harbour movements and marine traffic for Saturday afternoon and track of vessels I don't think it's going to be hard to work out the responsible vessel.

Looking forward to hearing more when you're up to it Jeff, I like spending some nights on the water but things like this occurring does make it scary. Very interested to know some more about the crew and watch training from the vessel responsible for the collision especially their electronics and RADAR suite and use.

Again glad everyone is alright.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:27 am
by Jer

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:49 am
by Scamper
Good every one survived Jeff. That would have been horrible to be involved and end up in the water.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:09 pm
by Matt Flynn
Surely radars that are on larger boats have an alarm capablity?

And if so, then someone really f.... d up.

I suspect it would be law to keep watch regardless of auto pilots and radar alarms.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:00 pm
by Matt Flynn

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:27 pm
by Out Blue
It will be interesting to see the outcomes of this. It's a huge story really and thankfully it didn't end in tragedy. The operation of coastal trading vessels around Australia has been questioned for some time and recent changes to legislation were opposed due to concerns of poorly trained mariners being put on to save costs ultimately causing accidents like this.

The watchkeeping requirements/standards are detailed and obviously for a reason to prevent this from happening so hopefully the investigation results and outcomes are made public.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-15/s ... rs/7414570

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:15 pm
by theodosius
Wow, that's scary. Glad eveyone is OK. You did well to find them in the dark!

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:48 pm
by Matt Flynn
Interesting comments by harbourmaster Tony O'Malley at the end ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/m ... ur/7436332

This shared blame sounds like a bum deal if you are hit while anchored with lights on outside of shipping channels.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 11:32 pm
by alfie
That is effing terrible, great to hear all are safe and returned to their families.

Re: Four rescued off Darwin

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:45 am
by jeffish
Matt Flynn wrote:Interesting comments by harbourmaster Tony O'Malley at the end ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/m ... ur/7436332

This shared blame sounds like a bum deal if you are hit while anchored with lights on outside of shipping channels.
No doubt In my mind who's at fault or what ship it was. :evil: