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Follow Up On the Crashed Boat.

The Chronicle Herald ran a Piece today where Matt Lohnes, the owner of the Boat that struck a Trot buoy in the basin says they should be lit. It sounds like he is making excuses for not being a prudent mariner.

1. The Bouys are charted as a controlled access zone on the chart (Area to the right of the Compass Rose in the upper left) Several of these zones exist around naval facilities

if the operator had looked at the paper chart, he would have known about the controlled access zone..

2. there is also a charted and marked (with buoys) route through the basin.
3. If you missed a trot bouy, what about various logs and debris floating in the harbour, that can be just as dangerous, and are much less obvious.
4. trot bouys show up on radar.
5. These particular buoys were used around Sept 23rd

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Halifax Shipping News began in 2008 as a blog called The Armchair Captain. The idea behind it came when I would become curious about the comings and goings in the harbour, and research to find their source. I figured if I was wondering, others would be as well, and so I would blog about them. 5+ years later, here we are. This blog is written by Peter Ziobrowski. Peter is a Senior IT System Architect, and holds a BA in the History & Theory of Architecture,as well as diplomas in Computer System Technology and Information System Security. His personal site can be found at http://www.ziobrowski.net. Peter is available for media interviews on local Maritime issues. He also holds a large collection of photos of shipping subjects from Halifax suitable for publication. You can contact him directly via email at peter@halifaxshippingnews.ca.


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