Boat sinks as skipper gets a hot drink


Is nothing safe at sea any longer? Read about the man whose boat caught fire and sank all because he tried to make a cup of hot chocolate.

I see he called for help on his mobile phone. The advice to have a VHF and a handheld VHF on board is obviously sensible – they have DSC; the rescue services can DF on the signal – but who’d want to leave their mobile behind these days?