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POLISH MAN DIES IN FALL FROM FERRY in IRELAND.....


wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2008 /  #1
A POLISH man died on Monday night after he fell overboard from a ferry as it approached Rosslare, despite a frantic rescue bid by the crew of the ferry.The high-speed Stena Lynx was about ten minutes from reaching Rosslare Port at around 7.50 p.m. when the 29-year-old fell from the deck of the ferry, much to the horror of a large number of onlookers.
A POLISH man died on Monday night after he fell overboard from a ferry as it approached Rosslare, despite a frantic rescue bid by the crew of the ferry.

irishseashipping.com/news/2008/06_2008/06_2008.htm
noimmigration  
7 Dec 2008 /  #2
I am contantly readin reports about poles being killed, burned and crushed in silly accidents. Maybe those 'Polack' jokes have an element of truth in them.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Dec 2008 /  #3
RIP to the Polish guy. However, I wonder just what he was doing. I guess he slipped or got dizzy but it did strike me as strange.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #4
noimmigration are you a sociopath?.
I mean do you have problems feeling empathy?.
It must be difficult for you as regards family and other relationships?.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2008 /  #5
I guess he slipped or got dizzy

maybe...but its not easy to fall off a ferry...unless you climb over the fences....
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
7 Dec 2008 /  #6
However, I wonder just what he was doing

Maybe he was throwing up, the Irish Sea can get pretty choppy

noimmigration are you a sociopath?.

that feeds on negative attention
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Dec 2008 /  #7
That's what I thought. There are certain safeguards in place. Do they serve vodka on ferries?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #8
Do they serve vodka on ferries?

Yes

But it should be noted that the safe guards are not that safe, a wet slippery deck on a choppy sea can throw the biggest most sober of us, who are not accustomed to it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Dec 2008 /  #9
Well, be careful if you take that route then Sean. That'd be scary, that's a fear of mine, falling into a choppy sea.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2008 /  #10
noimmigration are you a sociopath?.

I think he is just trying to be clever , trying to shock people by how hard he is...its the only way he can get attention , makes him feel like he matters in the world...He probably goes on pet cat sites and tells tales of killing cats...He just wants people to notice him because he has been ignored all his life due to having no personality...
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
7 Dec 2008 /  #11
I think he is just trying to be clever

his world must be a very lonely one, with only him in it to play with
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #12
There have been many people lost at sea.
R.I.P.

I have taken many boats, it is a great way to travel and usually quite safe.




trying to shock people by how hard he is.

I don't honestly think so, I know he thinks it is amusing but this is a sign of a sociopath with an inability to show empathy.

I don't think he tells the truth or behaives truthful to himself either.
There is something else here, I think
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
7 Dec 2008 /  #13
I have taken many boats, it is a great way to travel and usually quite safe.

I must admit, I love being at sea in rough weather, I'm a bit of a freak, as I never get seasick.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
7 Dec 2008 /  #14
May he rest in peace, poor chap. Sympathy to his family, particularly those who were with him at the time.

I've been om quite a few ferries: across the Solent and the English Channel. I imagine the longer journey from Fishguard to Rosslare can be prone to rougher seas. My brother used to take that boat when he lived in Ireland. I don't think he ever missed the opportunity to get slightly drunk on the crossing.

Even sober, if you're outside on deck and the wind's blowing, the might of the elements and the sea roaring below you can make you feel as though you are totally at its mercy... and that can be just pulling into Pompey Harbour on a crossing from the Pile of Shight.



Just ignore the attention seeker - let's try not to give him the oxygen of publicity (some of us wouldn't even like to give him oxygen, full stop!)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #15
Years ago we used to call these ships the Booze Cruise, because of the duty free you could get on board.




I must admit, I love being at sea in rough weather, I'm a bit of a freak, as I never get seasick.

One of the greatest trips I have ever been on was when i sailed on a small sail boat from Bergen Norway to the Shetland Islands. Just two of us on the boat.

i got sick but I still loved it, Shetland is a very special place.

Is it in bad taste for me to mention good sailing trips in a thread about a poor soul whose life was taken by the sea?

I will post this because I don't think so because people die in accidents.
It is a pity but a fact.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2008 /  #16
I remember being on a north sea ferry in a bad storm...we were in the shop buying duty free stuff , the lady crew member was telling people not to worry as it was quite safe...stuff was flying off the shelves and crashing on the floor , she looked terrified , but kept telling us everything was ok...it was quite funny....
osiol 55 | 3,922  
7 Dec 2008 /  #17
I always felt as though I should have gone to sea. My father worked for some years on oil tankers, but I never got much further than a few short ferry crossings and a fishing trip off Beaumaris.

Never mention farm animals when at sea, especially pigs. If you must, then refer to them euphemistically.

- O'Siol, the old long-eared Irish sailor.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
7 Dec 2008 /  #18
Is it in bad taste for me to mention good sailing trips in a thread about a poor soul whose life was taken by the sea?

I was thinking the same thing, but at the end of the day, that's the beauty of the open sea, so powerful and dangerous, yet so exhilarating.

One of the greatest trips I have ever been on was when i sailed on a small sail boat from Bergen Norway to the Shetland Islands

That must have been great. I travelled around the Orkneys on some brilliant little ferries. undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/hoy/nhoyferry/index.html - This one has to be amongst my favourites
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Dec 2008 /  #19
You have paid your regards with a RIP, so now the discussion of the sea can start.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #20
he beauty of the open sea, so powerful and dangerous, yet so exhilarating.

That's it really.
We sometimes for get we live on a blue planet, 70% water if memory serves me.
One of the awe inspiring things about the sea is it's size, we are specks in comparison.
Just look at Ireland
The west coast completely battered by the Ocean and the east coast soft and rounded.

You have paid your regards with a RIP, so now the discussion of the sea can start.

Thanks, some times I am unsure.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
7 Dec 2008 /  #21
The west coast completely battered by the Ocean

That's my kind of sea....holiday resorts with sandy beaches and calm seas just leave me cold....waves crashing on ragged rocks, just make you feel so alive and part of the planet
osiol 55 | 3,922  
7 Dec 2008 /  #22
I think I prefer the ocean to just sea. Partly because it is powerful and can be a dangerous place. Notice how all the "island people" get involved on this thread. Poor old Poland only having a tiny little coastline!

Actually, my favourite beach is on the Isle of Wight, just east of Fishbourne where the car ferries dock. The beach at low tide can extend for about a kilometre or so. To get technical, the beach is something like a wavecut platform on the local stratum of London Clay, with sandy mud and vast quantities of littoral lifeforms - including coastal grass species, diverse seaweeds and all kinds of creatures with unlikely numbers of legs (most marine life is pretty weird - anyone know much about barnacles?)

Ferries roll by every half hour or so, but as it is the Isle of Wight, it's pretty much an estuary rather than a sea by world standards. Even so, crossings do have to be cancelled on a safe route like Fishbourne to Portsmouth sometimes.

Unfortunately, I haven't caught the shipping forecast recently. If I had, I might have a better idea of what happened on that fateful crossing to Ireland.

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