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Old 02-22-2014, 08:44 PM   #21
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Skydivers formed the USPA to help decide regulation and safety procedures for skydiving. It is an elected board voted in by members (you have to be a member to hold a skydiving license in the US) and it is effective. Seems to me it would be smart for the parasailing company's to form an organization so that they could come up with standardized safety procedures and regulations to keep the gov off their back.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:42 PM   #22
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If you are a business and operate your equipment with paying customers in conditions that exceeds the ratings it should be against the law. .Just Saying
It is! It is called "civil negligence" and is against the common law. The penalty, if the person or entity is found liable, is monetary damages as determined by a jury and a judge. This is where the plaintiff's civil attorney (what ya'll call bottom dwellers) plays the part of enforcer, and exacts justice on the ones who caused injury.
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And pertaining to the Mayor of Pampano Beach's comment; If is is so concerned about the multiple deaths and laxity of regulation pertaining to parasailing, or anything else as far as that goes (including automobile speeding limits Matt) he should propose a "local ordinance". But it's so much more self-serving to raise blame and point fingers in another direction.
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Around the horn, I find that article very interesting. First of all there is at least one factual error that I know of, that would suggest there are more. You cannot run a parasail boat with a "boaters license". To suggest something so ridiculous says a lot about the credibility of the author and the charge of "no regulation" as the article suggests.

The article says in Pompano Beach there have been 2 parasailing deaths since 2007. I'll give you another statistic. Since 2007 there have been approximately 230,000 deaths from car accidents in this country. Maybe we should regulate our automotive travel, oh wait, we do....

Since safety comes first and every life is important I'm SURE you will support my campaign to eliminate ALL of the 32,000 deaths a year from auto accidents. I'm sure with a little more "regulation" we can save these lives.

How? 5 mph speed limit everywhere in the country. With no vehicle traveling more than 5 mph all of these senseless deaths will be virtually eliminated. I'm sure someone who appreciates the value of life and the value of regulation like yourself would welcome this progress in public safety.

Right???
referring to the "boaters license" thing, i thought those captains are required to have a capts license since they were taking out paying customers?
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Assuming most parasail boats are carrying less than six passengers for hire, a CG licensed OUPV operator can technically legally operate that vessel without every having operated a parasail vessel. A CG licensed 1600 unlimited master can also techinally legally operate that same parasail vessel without ever having operated a parasail vessel.
My point is there are no competency standards anywhere in the CG licensing process concerning operation of parasail boats. The CG has a towing endorsement and a sailing endorsement. Quite possibly they need a parasail endorsement.

A parasail vessel is in almost all cases and uninspected vessel in the CG's eyes.

Just about all states fall back on a permit, but rely on the CG licensing to gain that permit. Doesn't make sense to me, for the above stated reasons.

I agree, the industry need to get some standards together, and in a hurry.

Personally the CG should worry more about actually operator compentcy than TWIC cards, and unreal medical issues.
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Any more word on this accident?


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I wonder if Tyler Churchwell is related to the family who used to own most of Long Beach?
They owned Petticoat Junction Amusement Park. I worked there is the 70s.
They were good people.
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