View Single Post
Old 10-11-2019, 12:55 AM   #8
Insequent
TF Site Team
 
Insequent's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Insequent
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 50 Mk I
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,370
I don't think anyone was driving it per se. A mooring line ripped a cleat off the dock, so it was not a planned move.

It was almost certainly a failure of an electronic control system. It went full throttle and accelerated surprisingly quickly. The guys on the FB etc were unable to disengage throttle/gears before it hit the dock and other boats, but then were able to kill it. No doubt there was confusion for those onboard as to who was 'operating' it before they tired to disengage.
__________________
Brian
Insequent is offline   Reply With Quote