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post #3 of Old 10-02-2006
nolatom
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
It is hard to imagine that they couldn't see a boat that is almost 100' long...with masts sticking up from it that are probably 60' or more in height..
And equally hard to understand that the sailing (or motorsailing?) vessel (which if 92' likely had radar? And definitely had VHF? and one, maybe both, had AIS?) wouldn't see a 600' coal collier either. Understand both were eastbound at about 0430. Don't know what the visibility was.

Very sad that there was a fatality.
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