GIS Pearl Collision?

[QUOTE=Traitor Yankee;118063]Don’t talk about it on an Internet forum might be the first step to handling the USCG inquiry. Second would be to hire a lawyer[/QUOTE]

A Maritime Lawyer.

That said - DO NOT REPLY HERE - but ask yourself whether your company or the radio rig operator plans to take action against you. If no, consider yourself lucky. If yes, then you will need legal representation. Don’t talk to the press and for crimminy’s sake, don’t post on the internet. Keep a low profile and answer any questions directly to the point without elaboration.

Handle this right and your career may recover…

You could very well be ok. A friend of mine hit an unlit well some years ago, he’s still working today with no problems. Sometimes it’s just dumb luck, I’ve been too close to hitting one myself…as a matter of fact it was on that boat now that I think about it… best of luck and keep your head up…unlit at night could have happened to any of us.

what is an “unlit radio tower” doing offshore anyway? we talking about one of those pipes that stick up with a valve wheel on top?

[QUOTE=Traitor Yankee;118063]Don’t talk about it on an Internet forum might be the first step to handling the USCG inquiry. Second would be to hire a lawyer[/QUOTE]

I would go one step further and try to delete my posts, but I guess it is too late for that. . . .

Unlit is one thing, the other is was it charted?

[QUOTE=cmakin;118252]I would go one step further and try to delete my posts, but I guess it is too late for that. . . .[/QUOTE]

Good idea and not too late. All he has to do is PM Mike or John and it will be taken care of,

[QUOTE=Kennebec Captain;118256]Unlit is one thing, the other is was it charted?[/QUOTE]

Good point. I recently went thru a situation like this with a vessel hitting a submerged object that was not marked with the correct buoy. While the case is still pending the big argument is that it was still on the navigation chart for that area. So, the buoy may not have been the correct one and arguments are being made that the buoy was not close enough either. But its hard to argue with an object that has been on a navigation chart for the last 7-8 years.

Hopefully this situation gets sorted out but if its on the chart you have been advised something is there.