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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Final Farewell For Nina As Legal Questions Asked | Stuff.co.nz

This article (and others like it) goes to show that not only can you not believe some of the rubbish that's typed up by armchair-sailors in threads like this one but that you can't believe the same rubbish when it's regurgitated by mainstream media either!..
That's an interesting piece. It makes a lot of sense that any boat making long ocean passages should have redundant means of communication, a liferaft, SSB, ditch bag, etc. but inspecting every boat is problematic and would have to be done by some international agency. It also opens up a whole new opportunity for another government agency to get out of control.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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