The Triton

Editor's Pick

Hasty departure, vessel screen brightness contributed to yacht crashed

ADVERTISEMENT

A 35-year-old captain was found to be at fault after a 62-foot luxury yacht slammed into a navigational buoy and sank off the coast of Jersey in November 2017, according to a report from the Jersey Evening Post.

The captain, whose name has been withheld, had been hired to take the boat, P6T2, at night from Elizabeth Marina to Guernsey, where the owner planned to catch a flight to the U.K. the following morning. There were only two passengers – the owner and the captain – aboard at the time of the collision, and neither were injured.

Ports of Jersey authorities have concluded that a number of factors caused the collision, including a hasty departure, a lack of pre-departure preparation, the distraction of adjusting the brightness on the vessel’s screens, and checking to see if navigation lights were on while in transit, according to the report.

Related Posts...
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing) has partnered with Read more...
Yacht Aid Global (YAG) seeks yachts to volunteer to move Read more...
A 32-year old yacht crew member from M/Y Sea Owl Read more...
India’s Port Blair airport has been designated an authorized immigration Read more...
By Lucy Chabot Reed About 30 high school students were Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

200 join Triton Networking at Culinary Convenience last night

200 join Triton Networking at Culinary Convenience last night

About 200 yacht captains, chefs, crew and industry professionals enjoyed Triton Networking with a fiesta-themed event at Culinary …

Yachts needed to ferry supplies to St. Thomas from Florida

Yachts needed to ferry supplies to St. Thomas from Florida

Yacht Aid Global (YAG) seeks yachts to volunteer to move boxes of supplies to St. Thomas, USVI, from South Florida. YAG coordinates …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Yachts sold S/Y Meteor, a 170-foot (52m) Royal Huisman schooner launched in 2007, sold by YPI broker Will Bishop, who represented the …

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

By Lisa Samuels As I grow wiser in my life and through my position in the financial services industry, I have had so many conversations …