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Old 26th February 2012, 09:28
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Originally Posted by R658336 View Post
......... The lifeboats on the " Lalande " had not been swung out for probably years.They were housed in the old goose neck davits with rope falls.Clinker built boat that had inches of paint on.
..... So here we are aboard the " Lalande " without a life boat and five days at sea to reach KG5 in London.Today that would not be permitted. Health and Safety.......
Today they also like you to swing out the lifeboats every few weeks or so!
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