Yacht Accident Stories
Friday March 24, 2017



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Land's End went onto rocks off Corsica (Sagone Gulf) the August 9. Partly submerged by the bow, the yacht sank completely the August 12.

She's now on the ground with 70.000 litres of fuel in her tank. The fuel has been pumped out by the French Navy the August 17.

The captain was arrested the August 12. He was accused of "endangering life by imprudence and negligence and causing pollution with hydrocarbons by imprudence and negligence". He was released with justice restrictions.

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Photo credit: Marine Nationale
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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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