WHAT WE DID WRONG

SAIL - - Under Sail -

• We headed out in con­di­tions that we knew were go­ing to de­te­ri­o­rate

• We de­vi­ated from known safe routes in poor vis­i­bil­ity

• We made nav­i­ga­tion de­ci­sions based on charts that were scanty in their de­tails. We did not rec­og­nize that the ab­sence of haz­ards might only mean that ear­lier sur­veys had not picked them up.

• We made our ra­dio calls in English when we knew we were in a for­eign coun­try. An emer­gency is not the time to be bash­ful.

• We main­tained to­tal trust in the in­for­ma­tion we had on­board, even when we had ear­lier warn­ings that the in­for­ma­tion was not 100 per­cent re­li­able.

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