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Migrator said...

It was sad to read about this boating tragedy. My heart goes out to all persons affected, including the tug operator. I do urge readers to withold judgement, pending a complete investigation.

Intercoatal waterways navigation is dangerous and vessel piloting dynamics are complex. Multiple factors were probably contributive in this accident; visability from the wheelhouse of a 600+ foot vessel, right of ways in a bank to bank navigation channel at The Opossum Creek Inlet/river bend, watch distraction, vessel relative speeds and much more!

Repeated accidents in the Chickamauga Pool compels intense investigation resulting in to a comprehensive safety action plan.

Join me in writing the DNR and Coast Guard. Insist on cooperative private and public efforts to avert further tragedy on our waters.

February 12, 2011 at 10:22 p.m.

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