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They left out an overloaded tinnie on the Hauraki Gulf and no Life Jackets
Yep – my first thought as well. I wonder when someone is actually going to do somthing about all the fishing programmes on TV where NOONE wears a Life Jacket – except Graeme Sinclair in his latest series…. what are they trying to promote? Male Bravora?
In my time at sea the sheer incompetence of the amateur boaties astounded me.
They would go to sea with no life jackets, expect a mobile ph to be adequate, no flares and nowadays no EPIRBS.
The ones that used to go offshore would have improper or inadequate charts and how some of them navigated I dont know. I used to get them coming on board and ask if I could correct their sextants!!! It can be done but a long and fiddly operation.
I was on s hip and we were doing our Safety Equipment survey and the ships flares were on the bridge. We had them out to show the surveyor and a shore side bloke was there doing a job on the bridge.
“Oh I’ve got some like that at home” he says.
“How old and where do you keep them” says I. Oh about 10 years old and I keep them in the drying cupboard says he!!!
Well they have a 5 year life span and you dont keep them in the drying cupboard.
Animation says throw away that out of date medicine? They only invented use-by dates a couple of decades ago, didn’t they? Pharma companies should tell us why, if there is a reason.
Brilliant, will show my daughter when she gets home from school, she’ll love it.
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