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post #13 of Old 07-13-2010
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The articles I've read said the duck was calling on channel 13, not 16. This isn't entirely unreasonable, as I've been told most large ships monitor 13 and often are easier to reach on 13 than on 16, but I don't know if that is actually true. I saw no mention that they even tried to call on 16 in the two articles I read. I'd be willing to bet that it's the journalists that messed this up, and the duck was actually calling on 16 however, since apparently other boats heard the calls, and I wouldn't expect so many to monitor 13.
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