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Old 09-15-2013
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Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

After a little more reading it appears fog was not an issue at all in the area.....
And yes the ferries go fast, but I don't think they go way to fast....as a frequent user of BC Ferries, I appreciate the short convenient rides they provide. As a boater I stay the heck out of their way. In our area they are very constrained to their routes and are carrying many more passengers than I am and they are responsible for the safety of all those passengers. I consider them to be the stand on vessel in all situations. I do believe Colregs would in most situations as well. There is often just not much room for them to alter course and being large they are much less manueverable than I am.
They are working, I am enjoying.
I cannot know what circumstances led to the recent collision but it seems the sailor at least was not keeping a lookout. Unfortunately he is the one who lost the most......
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