Napoli inquiry must consider...

PUBLISHED: 11:29 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 15 June 2010

In my opinion, as an ordinary member of the public, the Napoli inquiry ought to consider a possible future incident and take into account the following: 1 Who has the authority to decide where a ship may be abandoned or beached? 2 In what type of plac

In my opinion, as an ordinary member of the public, the Napoli inquiry ought to consider a possible future incident and take into account the following: 1 Who has the authority to decide where a ship may be abandoned or beached? 2 In what type of place might a ship be abandoned or beached if the ship is in such a state that there is a choice for those remaining on board? 3 Should on-shore authorities be notified as soon as it is known that the ship is to be abandoned, thus allowing more time for the on shore authorities to take action before the ship is abandoned?4 Should the ship's owners be obliged to organise beach clearing measures at their expense (which might be reclaimable) within a specified tight specified time limit? Ship's owners might retain a list of persons for this purpose and thus local police might be able to spend a lesser time away from other duties.O A MayfieldBank HouseMarket PlaceColyton

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