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(CTV News)   Six people die while whale watching. Where is your pod now?   ( ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2018-02-07 09:08:58 AM  
The Leviathan II capsized ... killing five Britons and a man from Australia.

Poor Aussie probably thought he was finally safe, being off the continent.
 
2018-02-07 09:15:53 AM  
I sea what you did there, subby, no cetacean needed.
 
2018-02-07 09:21:21 AM  
Tide pod?
 
2018-02-07 09:21:49 AM  
That blows.
 
2018-02-07 09:23:49 AM  
I thought maybe the whale did it.
 
2018-02-07 09:24:19 AM  
The accident was in 2015.

/old news, so exciting
 
2018-02-07 09:25:35 AM  
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2018-02-07 09:33:42 AM  

vudukungfu: The Leviathan II capsized ... killing five Britons and a man from Australia.

Poor Aussie probably thought he was finally safe, being off the continent.


Came here to basically say this.  The guy survived Australia, but couldn't survive Canada?  My irony quota for the day has been met.
 
2018-02-07 09:34:12 AM  
It is truly astonishing how little people understand water, given our planet is covered in it. I am pathetically an indoors man, but every April I fish for stripers on the Connecticut river with friends. The water is about fifty degrees, which means if one of us goes in, we have ten minutes to get him back in the boat or for him to swim to shore. We all wear floatation. It is wreckless to not do so.
 
2018-02-07 09:35:46 AM  

merlinsbeard: I thought maybe the whale did it.


Dick move, whale.
 
2018-02-07 09:36:14 AM  
I'm definitely not baleen on this thread.
 
2018-02-07 09:37:19 AM  
Whale watching should be illegal. Most operators are unethical, ignore guidelines, get too close to the whales and cause stress and distress to the animals.
 
2018-02-07 09:38:49 AM  
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Kneel before Pod.
 
2018-02-07 09:39:05 AM  
Unfortunately most of the boats have the super large "Mae West" type of life preserver in order to save cash and meet regulation.  Spend some cash and ask folks to wear the less intrusive inflatable emergency vests.

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2018-02-07 09:40:18 AM  

August11: It is truly astonishing how little people understand water, given our planet is covered in it. I am pathetically an indoors man, but every April I fish for stripers on the Connecticut river with friends. The water is about fifty degrees, which means if one of us goes in, we have ten minutes to get him back in the boat or for him to swim to shore. We all wear floatation. It is wreckless to not do so.


You fish for strippers on the Connecticut River every April? I never knew there was a season for them.
Do you use a rod or a pole?
 
2018-02-07 09:40:58 AM  
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2018-02-07 09:44:04 AM  
This is why you shouldn't go blubbernecking.
 
2018-02-07 09:44:53 AM  
Had to check my clock and make sure it was still 2018.
 
2018-02-07 09:47:29 AM  
GovernmentOMFGBBQ!!  (6) people died!  PASS MORE LAWS!

People:

     
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2018-02-07 09:48:29 AM  
I bet a spaceship from the future is somehow responsible...
 
2018-02-07 09:51:18 AM  
Are they still dead?
 
2018-02-07 09:51:46 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: August11: It is truly astonishing how little people understand water, given our planet is covered in it. I am pathetically an indoors man, but every April I fish for stripers on the Connecticut river with friends. The water is about fifty degrees, which means if one of us goes in, we have ten minutes to get him back in the boat or for him to swim to shore. We all wear floatation. It is wreckless to not do so.

You fish for strippers on the Connecticut River every April? I never knew there was a season for them.
Do you use a rod or a pole?


Jesus for a second there thought I made that error. Phew. But you funny.
 
2018-02-07 09:55:17 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Government:  OMFGBBQ!!  (6) people died!  PASS MORE LAWS!

People:

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We seem to have this thing in Canada where we react to preventable deaths by reviewing how the deaths happened and try to make sure they don't happen again. Weird, I know.
 
2018-02-07 09:57:35 AM  
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell capsized the boat was Oh no, not again.
 
2018-02-07 10:00:42 AM  
Ya know, I was taught at age 6 to put on a PFD whenever you are more than 50 feet from shore, no matter what size the boat. I'm an OK swimmer, but you never know what might happen as you hit the water.
 
2018-02-07 10:00:52 AM  

August11: It is truly astonishing how little people understand water, given our planet is covered in it. I am pathetically an indoors man, but every April I fish for stripers on the Connecticut river with friends. The water is about fifty degrees, which means if one of us goes in, we have ten minutes to get him back in the boat or for him to swim to shore. We all wear floatation. It is wreckless to not do so.


Yeah, and I've considered buying an EPIRB just for backwoods hiking, not having one on a boat with 27 souls aboard is criminally stupid, cheap ones are a couple hundred bucks FFS.
 
2018-02-07 10:09:22 AM  

fsufan: Unfortunately most of the boats have the super large "Mae West" type of life preserver in order to save cash and meet regulation.  Spend some cash and ask folks to wear the less intrusive inflatable emergency vests.

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We're talking northern waters, I wouldn't bet my life with that thing either.  Hyperthermia is quick in northern waters.  Oct, that water is getting cold again.
 
2018-02-07 10:11:52 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: Zeb Hesselgresser: Government:  OMFGBBQ!!  (6) people died!  PASS MORE LAWS!

People:

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We seem to have this thing in Canada where we react to preventable deaths by reviewing how the deaths happened and try to make sure they don't happen again. Weird, I know.


       
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Good for you, make everyone safe.
 
2018-02-07 10:12:47 AM  
That boat looks way too small to be carrying 27 people.  Any pre-capsize photo?
 
2018-02-07 10:13:34 AM  
Wearing a life jacket on a commercial boat is optional.

Bike helmets for kids are compulsory.

Who makes up these rules?

/and how much is the boat operators expense taken into account
//nobody asked me if I thought my kids bike helmet was too expensive
 
2018-02-07 10:16:34 AM  
Leviathan II ? Well there's your problem right there.
 
2018-02-07 10:19:19 AM  
"The service is recommending life-jackets be worn by all passengers on the outer decks of vessels larger than 15 gross tones and carrying more than 12 passengers."

Good. Farking. Luck. With. That.
 
2018-02-07 10:19:21 AM  
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2018-02-07 10:23:35 AM  
It's a bad idea to go out on any vessel named something II. What happened to Leviathan I?
 
2018-02-07 10:26:39 AM  
Based on my understanding of whale watching trips I figured the cause was freezing to death after 4 hours of not seeing any whales.
 
2018-02-07 10:28:00 AM  

idrow: vudukungfu: The Leviathan II capsized ... killing five Britons and a man from Australia.

Poor Aussie probably thought he was finally safe, being off the continent.

Came here to basically say this.  The guy survived Australia, but couldn't survive Canada?  My irony quota for the day has been met.


Canada can be shockingly dangerous. One day you're minding your own business the next you're being hunted by a bizarre cult looking to raise their ancient ancestral city from underground with only a guy with a mullet and denim jacket for your protection.
 
2018-02-07 10:29:42 AM  

indy_kid: That boat looks way too small to be carrying 27 people.  Any pre-capsize photo?


Cold water made it shrink, duh...
 
2018-02-07 10:29:50 AM  

indy_kid: That boat looks way too small to be carrying 27 people.  Any pre-capsize photo?


Plenty big enough:

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2018-02-07 10:33:02 AM  

lack of warmth: fsufan: Unfortunately most of the boats have the super large "Mae West" type of life preserver in order to save cash and meet regulation.  Spend some cash and ask folks to wear the less intrusive inflatable emergency vests.

[mailspeedmarine.com image 600x721]

We're talking northern waters, I wouldn't bet my life with that thing either.  Hyperthermia is quick in northern waters.  Oct, that water is getting cold again.


I'd have thought that someone going by the name "lack of warmth" would know the difference between hyperthermia and hypothermia, bit apparently I was mistaken.
 
2018-02-07 10:38:34 AM  
27 people are now ...
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2018-02-07 10:38:43 AM  

indy_kid: That boat looks way too small to be carrying 27 people.  Any pre-capsize photo?


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2018-02-07 10:40:12 AM  
I use an inflatable best at work. It's mildly annoying, but nothing terrible. For kayaking, I have an old school style vest. I'll probably replace it with one of these.
 
2018-02-07 10:43:21 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: Zeb Hesselgresser: Government:  OMFGBBQ!!  (6) people died!  PASS MORE LAWS!

People:

      [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x102]

We seem to have this thing in Canada where we react to preventable deaths by reviewing how the deaths happened and try to make sure they don't happen again. Weird, I know.


I have been repeatedly informed that it's only because we don't have American FreedomTM. We're all Slaves in a feudal Monarchy with no rights except those that the Queen feels like giving us on any particular day.
 
2018-02-07 10:52:25 AM  
This is like 4 years old.
 
2018-02-07 10:55:33 AM  

fsufan: Unfortunately most of the boats have the super large "Mae West" type of life preserver in order to save cash and meet regulation.  Spend some cash and ask folks to wear the less intrusive inflatable emergency vests.

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Those thing cost probably ten times what a standard life jacket costs. And cost a lot to maintain.  You have train the whale watches how to put it on and inflate it.  If 27 whale watchers wore one on every trip how many would pull the lanyard just to see what happened?  Fifty bucks right there.

 
2018-02-07 10:57:16 AM  

doctor wu: This is like 4 years old.


First off, bad math, a little over 2 years.  Second, this is a new follow up to the incident.  The inquiry into the incident wrapped up last June, and now they're discussing regulations to prevent that much loss again.
 
2018-02-07 10:57:58 AM  
If they had stayed the fark home they'd be alive.
 
2018-02-07 10:58:11 AM  

petec: Wearing a life jacket on a commercial boat is optional.

Bike helmets for kids are compulsory.

Who makes up these rules?

/and how much is the boat operators expense taken into account
//nobody asked me if I thought my kids bike helmet was too expensive


If you're driving a car, aren't you responsible for your passengers wearing their seatbelts? (Maybe it's just minors? Laws vary by region I'm sure.) You'd think that as a commercial ship you'd want to ensure the safety of your passengers. Or maybe they sign a "I choose not to wear a PFD and I won't hold the ship crew responsible for my life" waiver.
 
2018-02-07 11:03:55 AM  

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2018-02-07 11:19:26 AM  

lack of warmth: fsufan: Unfortunately most of the boats have the super large "Mae West" type of life preserver in order to save cash and meet regulation.  Spend some cash and ask folks to wear the less intrusive inflatable emergency vests.

[mailspeedmarine.com image 600x721]

We're talking northern waters, I wouldn't bet my life with that thing either.  Hyperthermia is quick in northern waters.  Oct, that water is getting cold again.


Hypo
 
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