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post #11 of Old 04-25-2012
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Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

An honest account of a sailing tradgedy that, before it struck, looked a lot like many days I have sailed. RIP to the sailors lost.

As time goes by I'm beginning to feel more and more strongly about carrying my own MOB safety equipment (including a waterproof VHF) on my sailing harness. I seriously doubt that the 5 souls lost were dead when they hit the water. More likely they drowned for lack of ablity to be found.

A VHF would have allowed a MOB to steer the helocopter or other boats to them, and a dye marker would have helped immensely as well. For night use a strobe is apparently impossible to miss with night vision.

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