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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Anyone know what a Star is?
    The original French word was Vedette which has numerous meanings in French.

    In the nautical sense it can be anything from an inter-island ferry to a military craft.

    In this case itís the rescue boat.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Anyone know what a Star is?
    Apologies, word was “vedette”, which is a launch, small vessel. In this case the SNSM vessel.

    I think it means 15 minutes from distress call to splash.

    Edit: XDC has it!

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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    Terrible. Heart goes out to all involved.

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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    How tragic.

    I wonder if it all happened so quick that they did not get chance to deploy an anchor or if the understandable panic meant that they focused on trying to restart the engine. Maybe be a lesson to us all, loose steerage close to land, get an anchor out quick.

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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch01527 View Post
    How tragic.

    I wonder if it all happened so quick that they did not get chance to deploy an anchor or if the understandable panic meant that they focused on trying to restart the engine. Maybe be a lesson to us all, loose steerage close to land, get an anchor out quick.
    The poor father was trying to smash the windows with the anchor.

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    Default Re: Tragic drowning of three children in France

    Quote Originally Posted by XDC View Post
    The poor father was trying to smash the windows with the anchor.
    That is very sad. Must have been really close to the beach and not had time to deploy the anchor before the capsize. Seems like they were responsible people caught up in a tragic situation.

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