Lookout! Issue 31, August 2014
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The skipper of a trawler died after it rolled while crossing a river bar. All three on board were thrown into the water, but only two survived.
A man employed by a maritime construction company sustained a serious head injury when his head was caught between a bollard on the barge he was working on and a wharf piling.
A woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a vessel’s propeller while swimming with dolphins.
An experienced sailor had to swim to shore after falling from the stern of a 30 foot yacht with twilight approaching.
An 65-ton ocean-going motor cruiser on a world trip dragged a small runabout for 30m, after it took a shortcut through a cluster of anchored vessels. The 17m motor vessel was headed up harbour.
A man on a PWC (personal water craft) was seriously injured when he was struck by a powerboat following close behind.
Two experienced boaties drowned after their small fishing boat became flooded at sea and they ended up in the water.
A fleet of yachts in a race leaving the harbour on a port tack encountered a cruising catamaran approaching on starboard tack.