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Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:19 am

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 am

Was just going to do a 'heads up' myself.

Sea conditions were good yesterday for the most part, so hopefully they've just made an unscheduled landfall.
Sounds like a fisho.
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Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:40 am

Update: Located safe at sea. :whew:
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Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:53 am

Good to hear

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:55 am

:y: :y: :y:

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:46 am

Glad that turned out okay! We're headed for Doubtless bay in 2 weeks' time.
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Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:11 pm

Disorientated in the dark ? happy ending anyway, be good to read a report if its a forum member so that we can all learn

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:27 pm

I can share some preliminary intel from source.

He wasn't one of us (or the other forum as far as I am aware) - This is as far as I'm going to go regarding the person involved as it's irrelevant.
He was extremely lucky to have been found by the vessel concerned. Same chances as being struck by lightning sort of stuff - almost became a MIA.

Further details regarding actual cause of the incident (whether fatigue/equipment failure/medical etc) will follow at a later date - when the story has gone stone cold for the media, so lessons can be taken from it if applicable.


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Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:48 pm

Glad that this turned up OK...
but I wonder what happen if all these happened because of lack of common sense or someone was trying to be a hero?
Will coastguard and SAR bill the person for the hours and expenses they spend.
I reckon they should since coast guard its not fully funded and not sure about SAR.
but again.. its a thin line between accident and lack of common sense.

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