Petition to Make Boat Kill Cord Use Mandatory in UK
Heddon Johnson lost his son, Tristan, to boat propeller accident at the Southamptom boat show in September 2000. His son and others were ejected from an 18 foot RIB in the boat demonstration area, the unmanned boat circled, and his son was struck and killed by the boat’s propeller. The kill cord was not in use.
In the wake of the recent Milligan double fatality and MAIB confirming no kill cord was in use in that accident either, Mr. Johnson is calling for mandatory usage of kill cords.
Heddon Johnson has launched a petition calling upon the British Government to legislate the obligatory use of kill cords on powerboats. The petition is on change.org.