DYLANESQ - (DYLAN)Member since November 25, 2007
MONTPELIER, VT, USA
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- Comment on CBC’s the fifth estate studies Gainey tragedy (2007-11-27 11:41:13)
I am so glad that the Fifth Estate has done an investigation on this tragedy (airing Nov 28, Wednesday).At the time I wrote letters to them, as well as to a lot of Canadian newspapers and government officials, demanding that a Canadian investigation take place as I did not feel that the Cook Islands was exactly up for an impartial investigation. When this tragedy of the excruciating loss of Bob Gainey's daughter,Laura, occured, I tracked the Picton Castle online but soon found out that they had stopped filing their daily position (which is not mandatory, but I would think ought to be when they have paying passengers aboard)and it was not until much later when they docked in the Caribbean that they appeared on the map again. To me this indicated a definite attempt to cut off any communication. I felt that, under the circumstances they ought to have gone to the first port available (Boston?) as I felt that it would look very suspicious if they continued (as they did, for 10 days)and could be accused of having taken time to hide any evidence or coach the passengers. At a minimum, in Laura's memory, a full investigation needs to take place to attempt to eliminate the possibility of a similar tragedy happening again and to clear the Picton Castle's company and captain of any wrong doing, if none occured and, most importantly, to give some clarity to the Gainey family.If it was 'only' an accident then the family deserves to know that, categorically. I shall be very interested to hear what the Fifth estate has found out.Their ad for the program suggests there are discrepancies in the stories of what actually occured.