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Boom Preventer or Not?
thanks for the reply. Yep, nobody got injured, and after the initial scaryness of the situation, everything turned out fine. We do have a vang (hydraulic), which isn''t easily moveable, so can''t double as a preventor.
In general, I think that rigging a preventor when running during long legs, esp. at night when crew fatigue sets in, seems like a really good idea. The one thing I am worried about is what happens during a broach??? I hate the idea of saving one thing just to run the risk of loosing the rig.