Thanks... anyway woke up very tired but being old cannot get back to sleep... might as well just stay up and comment here... and go surprise everybody and go to early mass or something... a rare truly occurrence! Kafue... you have found the weakness in both the French governance, legal system... and importantly the weakness with this report. Despite all the equalitarian rhetoric and attempts at removing the the effects of privilege based on position, in France and elsewhere, the rich, powerful and most importantly politically connected are able to subvert the system... overcome the intention of the law. Maybe more or less than elsewhere. I truly think that is what has happened here too. And, agree with your assessment, Kafue. I should care but not being French by birth cannot get too excited about it all as far as the justice aspect goes. When the right people are involved you cannot expect that... But what upsets me is that the lessons learned that could have happened from this incident are unknown. I would hate to see another boat sink from the same cause which could be prevented it the issues were made known to the public or at least the community. Particularly as next time there may be lost of life... or it might be my boat or yours. I suppose none of this matters if the owner had his own boat sunk or the crew was stupid and sunk it due to incompetence. Why? Few of us would sink our pride and joy OR hire ***** to run and take care of it. If that was the case maybe the people in charge of the report thought what does the truth matter if someone connected and powerful is involved and was either corrupt enough to sink his own boat or stupid enough to hire unqualified crew. Perhaps, whosoever is above the law is also above concern... particularly if no one was hurt or died. Nice to hear my simplifications and idealistic explanations entertain. I suppose the female mammary gland comment is blanked out!