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MAIB Interim RIB fatality Report

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    Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭ Daibheid


    Sad but these reports are always worth reviewing and an interim report was released to try raise awareness of risks. This year we're going to see a lot more boats on the water, many with inexperienced operators.
    This was a commercial thrill ride RIB operation where for some reason the boat slammed into a Navigation Buoy at nearly 40knots.
    https://youtu.be/d-qzbIyz3aI


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  • You wouldn't believe you could miss that mark, particularly given the stills shown in that video, decent visibility, flat calm and the mark is almost as large as the rhib.
    You certainly wouldn't be overly cautious going on s ride like that in the uk
    Rip




  • Alkers wrote: »
    You wouldn't believe you could miss that mark, particularly given the stills shown in that video, decent visibility, flat calm and the mark is almost as large as the rhib.
    You certainly wouldn't be overly cautious going on s ride like that in the uk
    Rip

    Quote from interim report:

    Seadogz’s skipper was a highly qualified and experienced RIB driver.........Seadogz collided with the North-West Netley buoy because the RIB’s skipper was concentrating on conducting high speed manoeuvres in close proximity to another vessel and did not see the fixed navigational mark in time to take avoiding action. The reasons ………….will be discussed in detail in the full investigation report……………
    The ….. Seadogz Experience Ride ……………. was not untypical of such operations. Further, that while many Statutory Harbour Authorities are aware of similar commercial operations in their area of responsibility, they do not feel empowered to intervene. These issues will also be addressed in detail in the final report……………….and will be distributed to key stakeholders for a 30-day consultation period in due course


    The RIB at impact was traveling at 44mph. That’s about 65 feet a second. Easy to see how S#1t happens at speed.


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