My vhf has a turn off/ on and I've found it discharged before now. Accidentally turned on.
Good to know what went wrong, a lot of talk about the mast hopping out of the step and robin hooding down through the hull, but now we know the truth, a chainplate failure .
Good to know, Unlike two other fatal boating accidents being sat on by the authorities,
How long does it take to write a report? ANSWER .. LONG ENOUGH that everyone has forgotten about it .
Except perhaps the people who sail on the sea and who would like to know , so they can safeguard against something similar happening to them and theirs.