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Dykedweller
Jan-16-2016 @ 9:54 AM                           Permalink
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The attached appeared in the Gt Yarmouth Mercury of 16 January 2016 http://greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/1.4374844

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The prime cause of this incident appears to have been running out of petrol. The mind boggles!

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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A part of me thinks, why bother taking proper precautions, like making sure you have enough fuel, a secured engine, breakdown cover, or a spare engine, when you can get free recovery, I assume it is a sort of free recovery.
When it's down to neglect, can't the inshore rescue recover their costs against such a situation.
On another point, I wonder if the boat was insured, had a toll plaque, and was upto date, and also had a current BSS certificate.
Like a car with a bald tyre... the police then look further into the documentation, including ownership etc etc. So I wonder if the BA have looked into this. Maybe it is up to date on all points and it was a simple oversight by the helmsman..... Maybe.


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No comments on the article in the local paper?
Down here there would have been many both helpful and not!

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Careless is probably an understatement.

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Sad to see this big waste of time,I got the shout for this job but they did not want to pay for there foolishness,we were called out in the cold and dark for this person,who when called to tell me not to bother we have got the coast guard giving us a tow.no body had come to harm and the boat was not sinking,shame on them for abusing a service that saves lives,

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Terry Perhaps you should have a stop list in case he calls you again for your assistance. you should also be entitled to your fee, no chance of this is there, perhaps he should be named and s!!!! John

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Knackeredsailor, I suspect that this kind of behaviour gets more common as the number of boats on the Broads increases. If they didn't want to pay, that  suggests they weren't covered by insurance.

If your terms of business don't currently state that you will charge a callout fee once you accept the job, maybe they should (but you'd need to find a way to record phone conversations Question maybe insist on text message to confirm?)... Fings ain't what they used ter be....

I'm amazed that a big outboard would get detached in the first place. Even if it couldn't actually jump off at 5 knots, it must have wobbled visibly. And don't people chain the things on to stop them getting nicked, anyway?

Grandpa Mike


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