A press article slipped though through the net: "Gaul tragedy: new probe call" - interesting read and update.
Monday, September 25, 2006
The research into the outcome of the Gaul formal inquiry was carried out by a naval architect who is currently employed by the UK government (i.e. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency).
For some time now, he and his family have been subjected to close monitoring and various acts of intimidation.
It is, of course, regrettable that a challenge to the results of this inquiry could have serious implications for those directly involved in the case, but, considering also the implications of leaving things as they are, such regrets cannot be a good enough reason for remaining silent.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
"18.17... it is now necessary to focus on the important and central feature of the vessel in this case, the duff and offal chutes. In this connection, it is important to note that although both chutes were found on the wreck to be open both in way of the non-return flap and the internal top cover, there is no known mechanical reason why this was so." (Report of the Re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the FV Gaul)
Friday, September 15, 2006
The "Accidents and Agenda" report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2005 explores the ways in which the processes of accident investigation may be improved with the aim of preventing the occurrence of similar incidents in the future.