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Old 08-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Tall ship hit by fishing tug!!

Here is another bone head move. How in the world can the captain of a fishing tug not see a tall ship anchored near the mouth of the river he is exiting in broad daylight? I would be surprised if charges aren't laid.

Crash ties up Fair Jeanne | St. Thomas Times-Journal

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Old 08-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Tug operator is busy consulting with his solicitor

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Old 08-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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My understanding was it happened at night. Since there are not a lot of details and transport Canada is still investigating, it will be interesting what emerges..
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #4
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The report talks of "early morning", covers a variety of light conditions affecting responsibilities.
That said, if it was light, and the tug kept a proper lookout, that boat might be hard to not see. But there could have been fog,or other unknowns. Speculative so far.
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