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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:43 am 
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04 ... ecades/amp


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Read that the other day. Fascinating read with the transcripts they were able to recover.

Reminded me of the Air France disaster over the Atlantic with the spiraling confusion over what was happening to them, with respect to where the storm was here (in the Captain's case anyway).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:37 am 
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the transcripts are heartbreaking :((


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 am 
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That was a harrowing read :(


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Captain made the mistake but you got to admire his calmness.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:47 am 
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Thanks for this. A good if ultimately depressing read.

I was amazed at how little current weather information they had while in the vicinity of a hurricane. I'm sure 6 hour intervals is fine under normal conditions but it should be mandatory to get hourly (or even more frequent) updates once you're within X kilometers of a major storm (for a suitable value of X determined by genuine experts).


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We had the 50th anniversary of the Wahine sinking this week - our worst maritime disaster since WW1.

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/wahine-disaster


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