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Old 07-15-2008
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Who would be at fault

Sunday 13th of July a Catamaran on the Grand Banks was hit by about a 50 plus fishing boat and all 8 on the catamaran were put into the water. The fishing boat rescued all in the water, where by later the Canadian Coast Guard returned all sailors to St John's Newfoundland. It was reported the person at the helm on the fishing boat put the boat on auto pilot and went to get a cup of tea, all the while in thick fog, haven't heard yet what was going on the Catamaran at that time yet. My thought is where does one lay blame if blame can be layed, should both boats not have been responsible of their safety, not to mention sounding the fog horn on a regular bases.
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