Re: Big Freakin' Sails
Originally Posted by JulieMor
I suppose it's all your fault if you hit one of these boat killers. Are they marked on any charts? If they require lights for towers on land so planes won't hit them, why not on these rigs? Something's stinks about this.
I know! Let's wait until some unsuspecting boater hits one and there is loss of life.
From the Australia coast pilot, page 81 (emphasis mine):
Caution.—Numerous oil and gas fields exist off the NW
coast of Australia. Each field contains clusters of installations
consisting of lighted and unlighted, permanent and moveable,
and awash and submerged structures. Most, but not all, structures
exhibit lights, especially the platforms. Since not all features
are charted or marked, mariners are cautioned to exercise
special care when navigating these waters.
Make sure your radar works, and/or sail in the daylight!
"True, your boat will outperform mine to windward, but my boat will always outperform yours at anchor." --MedSailor