[tz] Yacht crew member killed after daylight-saving error

Joachim Jablon joachim.jablon at smart-impulse.com
Thu Jun 5 08:52:21 UTC 2014

I was not on the mailing list yet when I first saw this, but I could not
find it in the archive, so here's some related news.

Irish police believe that a “high-grade” bomb may have gone off prematurely
> on a Dublin street Sunday night because a man forgot to change his clocks
> for Daylight Savings Time, according to U.K. reports.
> “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong,” a police source
> told the Mirror. “It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward
> on Sunday and the timer went off too soon.”


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2014-06-05 9:49 GMT+02:00 Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>:

> Here's a sobering reminder of one of the downsides of daylight saving
> time. Last month the Australian Transport Safety Bureau published its
> investigation into a fatal accident on 2013-02-08 at 13:45 +1100, as the
> motor yacht Calliope transited the Glebe Island Bridge in Rozelle Bay,
> Sydney Harbour. When the ship's master calculated tidal conditions for the
> transit, he determined that low tide would be at 13:20 local time. However,
> he forgot to allow for daylight saving time, and the actual low tide was at
> 14:20. The miscalculation contributed to a botched transit; as the crew
> positioned a fender to control contact with the bridge structure, an
> assistant engineer was caught between the yacht's fashion plate and a
> bridge-mounted fender, was pulled overboard, and died.
> Crane E. Crewman crushed to death in yacht crash after captain misjudged
> tide times when the clocks changed. Daily Mail, 2014-05-12.
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2626707/Crewman-
> crushed-death-yacht-crash-Daylight-saving-error-lead-
> misjudged-tidal-times-Sydney-Harbour.html
> Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Fatality on board the motor yacht
> Calliope. Marine Occurrence Investigation 297-MO-2013-003, 2014-05-12.
> http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_
> reports/2013/mair/297-mo-2013-003.aspx
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