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Once again a community service for a German skipper after a fatal accident in 2013 | NOW



A German skipper was recruited back to community service for an accident on the Nieuwe Maas in 2013, where two people were killed.

In November 2017, a man from Rotterdam court was sentenced to 180 hours of service in a community service. The man recovered, and now the court in the Hague was given for 171 hours.

The man in October 2013 sailed with his boat over a motor yacht. Of the three who were on that yacht, a couple from Switzerland who had their daughter twenty years of age, they only survived the last one. The car crash happened on the Nieuwe Maas between Ridderkerk and Rotterdam.

The court agreed that the Germans failed to notice the warning that should be expected from him as a professional skipper when he passed the normal gate. He didn't signal a signal, he didn't change the speed and he didn't send a VHF radio or he called the yacht team away.


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