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Seems like one of Lord Dubious's mates has gone missing whilst delivering his new yacht, Europa, from Hong Kong to Subic Bay. Robin Wyatt & 4 crew were onboard and were due into Subic Bay yesterday. An EPIRB was activated on Saturday but the yacht has not been located and now is overdue into Subic Bay.

 

Full story here - http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/robin-wyatt-and-sailing-yacht-europa-missing-on-delivery-to-subic-bay

 

 

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Search continues for missing yacht from Hong Kong
ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 10/06/2015 6:26 PM
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MANILA - Search operations continue for a yacht from Hong Kong that was reported missing in the waters off Ilocos Sur Tuesday.

According to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officials, they received an e-mail from a certain Angelo Olondriz who said that the M/Yacht Europa left Hong Kong last October 3 with a Filipino and four foreigners on board.

Speaking to ANC's "Top Story," PCG spokesperson Commander Arman Balilo said a floating cadaver and a life jacket have been seen near the site where the missing yacht was last spotted.

He said the yacht probably sank some 220 nautical miles off the coast of Laoag City due to bad weather.

Traces of oil have also been spotted in the water, he added.

Balilo identified the five people on board the yacht as British nationals Robin Wyatt and Brian Turner, American Alan Lundy, Canadian Harry Taylor, and Filipino Rodolf Bolloloz.

Wyatt, Lundy and Taylor are residents of the Philippines while Turner is a resident of Hong Kong, he said.

The yacht was supposed to go to Manila but instead sailed towards the direction of Ilocos Sur and Subic Bay due to the bad weather brought about by tropical storm "Kabayan." -- Reports from ANC; Randy Menor, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

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Damn

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Well that's very sad. condolences.

 

They didn't mention a Canadian fuckwad secret agent as crew.

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Has someone checked the carpark?

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All jokes aside.

 

Very sad news.

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Well that's very sad. condolences.

 

They didn't mention a Canadian fuckwad secret agent as crew.

Apparently he swam the 200 miles to shore, but that was classified.

 

Very sad news for crew, hope they managed to get to a life raft.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

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Body found in search for crew of yacht missing in South China Sea

A body has been found in the hunt for a yacht’s crew, including two Britons, missing since they were caught in a storm as they crossed the South China Sea last week.

The unidentified body and a life jacket were spotted on Tuesday on an oil-slicked sea near the 18-metre (60ft) Europa’s last known position, said commander Armand Balilo, a spokesman for the Philippine coastguard.

“A Philippine coastguard auxiliary plane ... found indications that the yacht sank at the vicinity,” he said in an interview on the local TV network, ABS-CBN. “They saw a lifeless body floating and a life jacket and traces of oil.”

The Europa, which was also carrying an American, a Canadian and a Filipino, left Hong Kong on Thursday and was supposed to arrive in Subic Bay, north-west of Manila, by Monday. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon on the boat was activated on Saturday, according to the Royal Hong Kong yacht club.

Balilo’s office issued a statement naming the missing crew members as Britons Robin Wyatt and Brian Turner, Alan Lundy of the US, Canadian Harry Taylor and Filipino Rudulph Bolloloz.

The yacht apparently had been trying to steer clear of typhoon Mujigae and was heading towards the city of Vigan, south of Laoag in the north-east of the Philippines, it added.

Balilo said Hong Kong’s maritime rescue coordination centre told the Filipino agency it had sent three vessels to search the area.

The yacht club said the Hong Kong-registered boat was owned by Wyatt, whom it described as a yacht broker and experienced sailor.

“The boat is new and on board are the skipper Robin Wyatt and four other crew members, all of whom are very experienced seamen; each having crossed the (South) China Sea a number of times,” it added.

The British embassy in Manila confirmed that two of its nationals were on board the yacht. “We are liaising urgently with the local authorities concerning search and rescue operations and providing support to the families,” it said.

Mujigae killed seven people after hitting southern China on Sunday. Balilo said the storm earlier killed three people in the Philippines, and 13 fishermen were missing.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

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The EPIRB was activated on Saturday. The question therefore is, why then was no action initiated on Saturday?

 

The Philippine Coast Guard initiated a search on Monday after receiving an email from Angelo Alondres.

 

One possible explanation is that the EPIRB was not registered and therefore HKSAR were unable to verify that this was an actual emergency, thus they did not initiate any action.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

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Doesn't matter whether it was stupid or they were caught unawares.

 

Some pretty insensitive posts considering 5 families have lost a husband or brother or father.

 

Fer Christ sakes why don't you assholes button it.

 

And yes I am one of those SA members/contributors who live in Asia and am deeply saddened by this tragedy.

 

Respect and sympathy to the relatives, that's all I have to say!

 

Shanghai Sailor

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

 

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

 

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

 

so, who and what is your name jack? come on. be a man. everybody knows who i am.

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Doesn't matter whether it was stupid or they were caught unawares.

 

Some pretty insensitive posts considering 5 families have lost a husband or brother or father.

 

Fer Christ sakes why don't you assholes button it.

 

And yes I am one of those SA members/contributors who live in Asia and am deeply saddened by this tragedy.

 

Respect and sympathy to the relatives, that's all I have to say!

 

Shanghai Sailor

i have sympathy for the families. so why did they not think about that (thier families) when they made the decission to go out into a typhoon? in today's age of technology, this is just plainly stupid.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

I'm busy..but Dubes will meet you in the carpark ...just let him know which face to belt as he is easily confused.

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I'm busy..but Dubes will meet you in the carpark ...just let him know which face to belt as he is easily confused.

 

 

 

I thought sparrows were grey. It's supposed to be canaries that are yellow.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

so, who and what is your name jack? come on. be a man. everybody knows who i am.

 

Pleased to meet you George...not, I'm Jack.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

so, who and what is your name jack? come on. be a man. everybody knows who i am.

 

Pleased to meet you George...not, I'm Jack.

as i thought. you are a chicken shit asshole without the balls to tell the world who you really are. any thing you have to say from this point on is just pure bullshit and no one needs to listen or care.

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Gees Dubes would be laughing his head off with the carryings on of the monkeys slinging shit at each other so early in a thread...yet again.

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while it may be sad news. WTF were they thinking? come on! just how fucking stupid do you have to be to deliever a boat with a typhoon just waiting for you?

Probably a good time to holster your dick George, a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

 

Firstly typhoons in this area can occur nearly all year round. While activity drops off significantly in Oct and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west. This sucker didn't stick to the rules and these guys were unluckily caught at the back end of their delivery to boot.

 

Secondly from October it is quite a normal time period to be long distance boating around the South China Sea. Case in point is the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts next week.

 

So Georgie go put honey in your ear and fall asleep on a large anthill then wait and see what transpired before you hit the stupid n silly cunt button again.

 

In the interim the added tragedy of this event is that Dubes has probably been out down when the typhoon downdrafted over the Himalayers and where he is now hiking to safety wearing nothing but RHKYC beer coaster while concurrently saving any damsels stupid enough to be on Everest for a Vogue photo shoot this early in the season.

 

Clearly "gross fuckin stupidity" is on display here.

 

If you take a look at http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/knowledge/encyclopedia/ty004.htm you'll learn that typhoon frequency in the South China Sea is far from "dropping off significantly in Oct".

 

I know for a fact that this storm came with plenty or warning as I was planning to move my yacht from Subic to Manila on Saturday. I delayed that short coastal trip till Sunday due to the tail end of the storm which past Subic on Friday.

 

Far from this storm not "sticking to the rules", this storm tracked and intensified as forecast.

 

Sorry I don't have a "stupid n silly cunt button" to hit for you

Adding back what you conveniently deleted from your quote arse wipe and where I said " ...and regarded as the end of the season, those that do occur, while they can be really nasty, usually come with lots of warning and are then easilly tracked well in advance east to west."

 

Just hit that button thing on your forehead dickwad....even you can't miss that.

 

Pretty astute of you making that momentous passage decision for a 60 mile coastal hop after the alert appeared across the bottom of the screen on your gay porn channel. Shame you saw it between tugs.

Save yourself the trouble of posting faggot comments and just say what you have to say to my face next time you see me.

so, who and what is your name jack? come on. be a man. everybody knows who i am.

 

Pleased to meet you George...not, I'm Jack.

as i thought. you are a chicken shit asshole without the balls to tell the world who you really are. any thing you have to say from this point on is just pure bullshit and no one needs to listen or care.

 

Stupid and insensitive as your post was George, unfortunately it is not a crime, so your free to go.

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Time out. Everybody shut up for 4 hours.

Who voted you in for Thread Police? I would have thought you'd be waaaayyyy too busy pissing in Bob Perry's pocket & being CEO of the PNW tourism board to venture out of CA.

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Time out. Everybody shut up for 4 hours.

Who voted you in for Thread Police? I would have thought you'd be waaaayyyy too busy pissing in Bob Perry's pocket & being CEO of the PNW tourism board to venture out of CA.

 

…and a defrocked man of the cloth. We still don't know why.

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Anyone heard from Gracie? Hope she..er..he is ok.

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Lord Dubs is away.

 

Business has never been better since he's not there to take her/his clients on moonlight strolls.

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This is just too funny. Watch this ......

 

 

Hey you guys. You're all s bunch of assholes!!!!

 

 

(Watch what happens now!)

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Body found during hunt for Hong Kong yacht that disappeared in storm on its way to Philippines

 

A body was found during a joint Hong Kong-Philippine search for a sailing yacht that tried to cross the South China Sea but went missing during a storm with five sailors on board, media reports said.

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The unidentified body was spotted along with a life jacket near the last-known position of the yacht, Europa, Philippine coastguard spokesman Armand Balilo said on television network ABS-CBN.

“A Philippine coastguard auxiliary plane … found indications that the yacht sank at the vicinity,” Balilo said on Tuesday. “They saw a lifeless body floating and a life jacket and traces of oil.”

The 18.2-metre-long, Hong Kong-registered Europa was carrying two Britons, an American, a Canadian and a Filipino when it set off from Hong Kong for Subic Bay in the Philippines on Thursday.

It was being helmed by skipper Robin Wyatt, who was assisted by four other crew members, all of whom were experienced seamen.

robinwyatt-a.jpg?itok=akoWvqY4Skipper Robin Wyatt

A spokeswoman for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club said the four other crewmen were Brian Turner, from the United Kingdom, Canadian Harry Taylor, American Alan Lundy and Filipino Rudolph Bollozos.

It is unknown which of the five crewmen had been recovered by search and rescue crews.

The group was supposed to arrive at its destination by Monday at the latest.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club spokeswoman said the search was continuing this morning.

A press officer at the Philippine office of Europa Yachts declined to comment.

Two days into the voyage, on October 3, however, the boat’s emergency radio system was activated, indicating the boat was experiencing difficulties, according to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Tuesday.

It was believed the boat might have encountered bad weather as typhoon Mujigae – the strongest storm to strike the Chinese province of Guangdong this month – swept through the South China Sea at the weekend.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No 1 standby signal on Friday evening, and then a higher No 3 strong wind signal on Saturday morning.

READ MORE: Seven dead and 223 injured as tornadoes brought by Typhoon Mujigae ravage China’s Guangdong province

The club said: “Hong Kong’s [Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre] dispatched a fixed-wing aircraft to search the area. Vessels in the vicinity … were also asked to be on the lookout.”

No yacht, life raft or debris was detected, the statement continued. Wyatt and his crew members were said to be experienced seamen, according to the club.

Philippine authorities deployed their own fixed-wing aircraft on Tuesday morning to coordinate search efforts with Hong Kong’s.

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Wyatt, formerly a senior broker in Simpson Marine’s Hong Kong office, now heads the company’s Manila office. The company handles new yacht sales, brokerage and related services.

A staff member at Simpson Marine’s Hong Kong office said on Tuesday that Wyatt and his crew were delivering the new yacht to the Philippines.

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the latest new on ABS-CBN TV news is that two bodies have been found in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. and debris has been spotted still 200nm off shore.

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"A friend who met the crew at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Wednesday night asked if they thought TS Kabayan (Mujigae) to the east of the Philippines might be a problem – Wyatt believed it would fizzle out or disappear north to Taiwan. In fact, the storm skipped across the Philippines, intensified at sea into Typhoon Mujigae, and headed towards the China coast in the vicinity of Hainan – straight across the path of the yacht. "

 

http://www.sail-world.com/Hong-Kong-yacht-missing-on-South-China-Sea-delivery/139011

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You can't make that shit up!!

Actually I made that shit up.
I love shit that's made up

So should we just run with it then?

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You can't make that shit up!!

Actually I made that shit up.
I love shit that's made up

So should we just run with it then?

 

Go for it...

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the latest new on ABS-CBN TV news is that two bodies have been found in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. and debris has been spotted still 200nm off shore.

I'm sorry to hear of this. There must be some distraught families waiting on further news.

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the latest new on ABS-CBN TV news is that two bodies have been found in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. and debris has been spotted still 200nm off shore.

I'm sorry to hear of this. There must be some distraught families waiting on further news.

 

for sure. it is also very frustrating that not much info has gotten out. Allan Lundy who i have known for almost forty years has family still here in the Greenhills area. Robyn who Rainbow and I first got to know in Sai Kung when we were commisioning an Oceanis442 for a local owner here has always been a gentleman. that was some twenty odd years ago. Rodolf and Brian i have never met. all with family and loved ones for sure.

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the latest new on ABS-CBN TV news is that two bodies have been found in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. and debris has been spotted still 200nm off shore.

I'm sorry to hear of this. There must be some distraught families waiting on further news.
Not to mention people out for their morning swim.

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...a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

And your spew in this thread will be a comfort to them? What a jerk.

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Fits here as well....

 

UNDER the wide and starry sky

Dig the grave and let me lie:

Glad did I live and gladly die,

And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:

Here he lies where he long'd to be;

Home is the sailor, home from the sea,

And the hunter home from the hill.

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you have the chords/strum pattern please? o wait wrong web cite....

 

C                   F       C    C                 F      G          CKum-ba-ya, my lord, kum-ba-ya. Kum-ba-ya, my lord, kum-ba-ya. Kum-ba-ya, my       F      Clord, kum-ba-ya.F   C     G     COh Lord, Kum-ba-ya.                                       VERSEC                        F     C   C                      F      G           Someones singing, lord, Kum-ba-ya. Someones singing lord, kum-ba-ya. Someones C              F      C    F   C     G     Csinging lord, kum-ba-ya.   Oh lord, kum-ba-ya.

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commercial pressure??

that is just one of many questions that will be asked. there has been no information about what type of boat it was? who the real owner is? and why after much dicsussion did they decided to leave HK and go right into a typhoon? these are just some of the questions needing answers. not to mention, it there a criminal aspect to all this now. take Rodolf, the Filipino. i am almost sure he was a hired boatman just doing his job relying on the good judgement of the skipper and the other well experienced sailors on board. if he has a family back here, can they sue? this is just one big mess. that is why i asked the question very early in this thred. WTF were they thinking?

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A bit early to be jumping to questions of can a family sue FFS.

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A bit early to be jumping to questions of can a family sue FFS.

well, yes and no. i am just saying these are some of many questions that will need answering. and if i am not mistaken, the philippines is the second most letigated country next to the US?

 

like a lot of people out there, i still am holding out hope for the best. yet, with the time line involved, i am loosing hope too. time for reality to set in.

 

and yes, i did include the crew in my prayer last night as i did the night before when i heard about all this.

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A huge assumption it was the weather that did for the boat. I have seen a GRIB overlaid with he EPIRB position on a local sailing chat site and the weather was far from typhoon conditions. Not sure the accuracy of that post but we are all guessing here.

 

SS

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Cut George a bit of slack he is on the ground and can be forgiven for being a bit ahead of us. Whilst I thought at the time his "WTF were they thinking" comment was insensitive, maybe not. I missed the timeline of them leaving HK in relation to both forecast and isobar map current at the time. Not pretty.

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A huge assumption it was the weather that did for the boat. I have seen a GRIB overlaid with he EPIRB position on a local sailing chat site and the weather was far from typhoon conditions. Not sure the accuracy of that post but we are all guessing here.

 

SS

 

Cut George a bit of slack he is on the ground and can be forgiven for being a bit ahead of us. Whilst I thought at the time his "WTF were they thinking" comment was insensitive, maybe not. I missed the timeline of them leaving HK in relation to both forecast and isobar map current at the time. Not pretty.

thank you jack. yes i can be an asshole. only because i call it like i see it. and it rubs people the wrong way. but at the end of the day, i tend to be correct. and as i have in the past, do appologies if needed.

 

now if what shangihisailor is saying above is true? what was wrong with the boat?

 

like is say. there are alot of questions to answer. most of them not pretty ones at all.

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I read somewhere this was a brand new boat being delivered? New boats are always a worry because they haven't been de-bugged? Not privy to the actual weather but it must have played a part for the boat to go down pretty quickly one would assume. Also not privy to how long the actual Epirb signal was received for, this tells a big story? A lot of questions there, any update on the the body count, I read that one had been re-covered?

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I was looking at gribs for a race from Langkawi to the top of Sumatra.

Low wind usually but 30kts storm going opposite direction than normal for 10 days

Gribs never showed it as they are computer generated averages not weather reports

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A huge assumption it was the weather that did for the boat. I have seen a GRIB overlaid with he EPIRB position on a local sailing chat site and the weather was far from typhoon conditions. Not sure the accuracy of that post but we are all guessing here.

 

SS

They had already been smacked badly for a day or more and prior to where it finally all went pear shaped when nearly safe and sound?

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A huge assumption it was the weather that did for the boat. I have seen a GRIB overlaid with he EPIRB position on a local sailing chat site and the weather was far from typhoon conditions. Not sure the accuracy of that post but we are all guessing here.

 

SS

They had already been smacked badly for a day or more and prior to where it finally all went pear shaped when nearly safe and sound?

 

interesting? but the EPIRB signal was 200 some odd miles west of any Philippines shoreline. as reports go. i would not call that nearly safe and sound.

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I read somewhere this was a brand new boat being delivered? New boats are always a worry because they haven't been de-bugged? Not privy to the actual weather but it must have played a part for the boat to go down pretty quickly one would assume. Also not privy to how long the actual Epirb signal was received for, this tells a big story? A lot of questions there, any update on the the body count, I read that one had been re-covered?

again, based on what i am hearing with no hard facts. the eprib was activated saturday, mid day. i heard today that the signal is no longer active.

 

yes the boat is new. but what is it? i have tried to search and read what ever i can and it seems no one is giving out details. to me this is very typical of the secrecy that people here work with. everything has to be such a big secret here. it seems to be that who ever owns this boat did not want to be out done? it is a quirky trait here.

 

as for the updates. nothing new since yesterday. so far.

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...a lot of anglos follow SA in Asia. Your insensitivity is only surpassed by your gross fuckin stupidity.

And your spew in this thread will be a comfort to them? What a jerk.

Life is a journey..so OneTack please fuck off.

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i was just watching ANC News Channel. this is what i understand so far.

 

search is still on going.

 

a forigner was in touch with the boat by sat phone on friday.

 

search will be hampered over the weekend with an incoming typhoon.

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Sad to see this news. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends... While there is still hope of finding a liferaft, it seems low probability given the EPIRB fix and nothing found so far...

 

I share some thoughts on the weather below, in the spirit of trying to understand how routing tragedies like this still do occur. I was not monitoring the WX, so this is armchair post-analysis - hindsight is of course 20/20. For context, I lived in Hong Kong for many years, sailed there a ton, including as crew from HK to San Fernando (and back) on a 36ft open deck catamaran, and have helped others do Wx monitoring for their own crossings.

 

As background, HK to Philippines is a much more challenging crossing than is commonly known, typically because of the powerful winter northeast monsoon, to which typhoons add a volatile mix. However, Jack_Sparrow is right that October is a well-accepted month to do the crossing, with much lower typhoon risks (though in reality typhoons can cross the Philippines through to Christmas or beyond, so no month is entirely "safe"). Since many storms form well E of the Philippines and the crossing only takes 2-4 days, there is usually very good visibility on the weather situation at the time of departure. In this case, Mujigae seems to have formed very close to the Philippines, 130nm E of Manila, and therefore left little warning (though far from a unique case).

 

Known "facts":

- Departure on Thu Oct 1

- EPIRB triggered on Sat Oct 3

- Presumed sinking location 220-230nm offshore/west of Laoag, so approx. 18N, 116.7E (according to news reports citing PHL Coastguard)

 

The HK Observatory would be the source of reference for boaters, with Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) supplementing. According to HK Observatory, Mujigae's actual track was:

- Thu Oct 1 9Z: located 14.7N, 123.3E (Tropical Depression, max sustained winds 24kt) - 130nm E of Manila

- Fri Oct 2 0Z: located 16.3N, 120E (Tropical Storm, max sust. winds 35kt)

- Fri Oct 2 9Z: located 16.8N, 118.2E (TS, max sust. winds 46kt)

- Fri Oct 2 18Z: located 17.8N, 116.4E (Severe TS, max sust. winds 49kts)

- Sat Oct 3 0Z: located 18.7N, 115.5E (Severe TS, max sust. winds 57kt)

- Sat Oct 3 9Z: located 19.1N, 113.9E (Typhoon, max sust. winds 65kt)

 

This suggests that around 18Z on Friday, Mujigae was within ~30nm S of where Europa is presumed to have sunk. That is way, way close... (basically on top of the storm given the position uncertainties) And also places Europa in the most dangerous quadrant of the storm (N of the WNW storm track).

 

Mujigae track source:

http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/tc_prevpos_1519.htm

http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/tc_prevpostab.htm#1519

 

Obviously the real question is what was the forecast... Records here are less good (could not find JTWC bulletins).

 

(1) First HK Observatory bulletin I found: Thu Oct 1, 1045Z (fix as of 9Z)

=> Europe would most likely have already left then but presumably would be tracking weather, and I suspect (but am not sure) there would have been some tropical formation warnings available as well.

 

- Warns of low pressure intensifying into a TD, 1002hpa at 14.7N, 123.3 E (consistent with above track), forecast to move NW at 12kts.

- 24H position (2 Oct 9Z): 17.7N, 119E, max winds 35kts

- 48H position (3 Oct 9Z): 19N, 114.8E, max winds 50kts

- 72H position (4 Oct 9Z): 20.6N, 110.9E, max winds 60kts

 

=> compared to actual, the 24/48H forecast is very good (24H off by 70nm to the NE, 48H off by 50nm to the E), estimating the track closely but predicting slightly slower movement. Predicted intensity was too low by 10-15kts however. But either way this would put the strengthening storm system crossing the rhumb line to the S of Europa, with not a lot of margin of distance, and a closest point of approach approx 36-48 hours out (my guess). The storm to the S would be expected to generate winds from ENE at first end then veering to S at it passed, transforming the passage into a close-hauled and then up-wind slog (vs typically a reach in the monsoon).

 

Forecast source: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/advisories/WTPQ20-VHHH_201510011045.htm

 

(2) Fourth HK Observatory bulletin, 9 hours later: Thu Oct 1, 19:45Z (fix as of 18Z) (I skipped 2 other bulletins on Thursday, issued every 3-5 hours)

- Updates position to 1000hpa at 15.7N, 121.4 E, forecast to move WNW at 12kts.

- 24H position (2 Oct 18Z): 18N, 117E, max winds 40kts

- 48H position (3 Oct 18Z): 19.7N, 112.9E, max winds 55kts

- 72H position (4 Oct 18Z): 21.2N, 109.4E, max winds 55kts

 

=> compared to actuals, the 24H accuracy is improved (off by 36nm to the NE). Predicted intensity was too low by 9kts, a bit more accurate, but still underestimating the actual strength. The predicted 24H position is right in the area Europa is said to have sunk. This suggests that by early Friday local time, there was more than enough facts in play to make a re-routing decision and head back N to gain spread away from the expected track (presumably by heading back towards HK assuming winds were still prevailing NE, though this would have been a tough close-hauled angle). This of course presumes some HF radio/satellite comms were available to pick up the WX advisories.

 

Forecast source: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/advisories/WTPQ20-VHHH_201510011945.htm

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Galacticair or should I say Pirot....great bit of digging there.

 

+1 Also well written GA.! Quote "I share some thoughts on the weather below, in the spirit of trying to understand how routing tragedies like this still do occur."

 

That's right tragedies still occur because we can't foresee the future. In the skippers eyes he makes a call and off course he uses his best judgement. We can all learn and continue to learn.

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so now the questions. like, why after the crew discussed this typhoon, they did not wait one, maybe two days to see if the typhoon would skip over Luzon as it did or head north towards Japan as they were hoping for? and if the report that they were in sat/phone contact with someone here in manila on friday, why were they not advised to head back since they were only about 200nm out of HK?

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You may like to look at https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/cgi-bin/wxmap_DOD_area.cgi?area=fnmoc_scs&set=All

 

I have used this as far south as Auckland and into the Indian Ocean.

 

As I said earlier, I was planning a short trip from Subic to Manila last weekend and therefore, I was looking at the weather last week.

 

FNMOC forecast the storm as early as Tuesday, before it developed. The prediction had it crossing Luzon on Friday and intensifying in the South China Sea.

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the latest on ANC new channel was the earlier report of a floating body and life jackett is wrong. if so, we no have no boat, no crew.

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the latest on ANC new channel was the earlier report of a floating body and life jackett is wrong. if so, we no have no boat, no crew.

that news still says there is hope

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i was just watching ANC News Channel. this is what i understand so far.

 

search is still on going.

 

a forigner was in touch with the boat by sat phone on friday.

 

search will be hampered over the weekend with an incoming typhoon.

Define foreigner please

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the latest on ANC new channel was the earlier report of a floating body and life jackett is wrong. if so, we no have no boat, no crew.

that news still says there is hope

 

 

Yes but Epirb activated and then no more. No confirmation of how long the Epirb signal was received either?

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You may like to look at https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/cgi-bin/wxmap_DOD_area.cgi?area=fnmoc_scs&set=All

 

I have used this as far south as Auckland and into the Indian Ocean.

 

As I said earlier, I was planning a short trip from Subic to Manila last weekend and therefore, I was looking at the weather last week.

 

FNMOC forecast the storm as early as Tuesday, before it developed. The prediction had it crossing Luzon on Friday and intensifying in the South China Sea.

 

+1 Cavalier. That is a great website to visualize maps from the GFS and NAVGEM (FNMOC) GRIB models. Given severe weather warnings don't get published until storm formation, a GRIB forecast is probably the best advance warning (though accuracy can be questionable). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's site also provides a Tropical Disturbance summary in text format that includes a formation forecast/probability (but doesn't offer any forecast tracks I believe).

 

I agree with Donjoman too that you should never plan to go out if any tropical disturbance is on the map, because typhoons do go anywhere (and certainly do not always veer to Taiwan, especially when they form this close to the Philippines). And then it's critical to check weather at least every 12H on route even if you deem nothing of concern, particularly when heading HK to Philippines (increasing the relative approach velocity of any storms).

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You may like to look at https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/cgi-bin/wxmap_DOD_area.cgi?area=fnmoc_scs&set=All

 

I have used this as far south as Auckland and into the Indian Ocean.

 

As I said earlier, I was planning a short trip from Subic to Manila last weekend and therefore, I was looking at the weather last week.

 

FNMOC forecast the storm as early as Tuesday, before it developed. The prediction had it crossing Luzon on Friday and intensifying in the South China Sea.

 

+1 Cavalier. That is a great website to visualize maps from the GFS and NAVGEM (FNMOC) GRIB models. Given severe weather warnings don't get published until storm formation, a GRIB forecast is probably the best advance warning (though accuracy can be questionable). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's site also provides a Tropical Disturbance summary in text format that includes a formation forecast/probability (but doesn't offer any forecast tracks I believe).

 

 

 

+2, as I'm quite ignorant on reading such websites, what is the defiition of TAU? It doesn't quite add up to an hour period..

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Tau: 72 = 72hrs (from run time to valid time).

 

E.g. Run time is 12Z on 8th Oct, Tau 6 chart is valid at 18Z on the same day.

 

 

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Tau is the Greek name for their letter T.

Tau24 = T24 = e.g. 24 hrs from T

Hope that helps.

 

 

but the tau goes up to 72, so 20 min periods?

Not quite sure what you mean.

 

Tau (T) is always in full hours.

 

"SLOW STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST FOR

TAU 24 THROUGH TAU 72."...

 

...simply means that the system is forecast to slowly strengthen between 1 and 3 days from now.

 

Or as in DFL's example, the forecaster sat at his typewriter at 12z (the 'Runtime' for computer generated modelling), and makes a forecast of conditions at 18z. That is the Tau6 forecast. At the same time he looks further into the future, and produces a Tau12 forecast or chart.

 

Tau is only useful if you relate to the time the forecast is made.

 

I have seen so many make the mistake of not noting the actual time the forecast was made when reading weather forecasts.

 

It is vital to know about the weather information you are looking at...

 

-time made

-observation or forecast

-human or computer generated

-validity / confidence

-model used (and limitations)

-etc

 

Hope that helps.

 

----

Back on track...thoughts and prayers for Robin, BT and the lads. To their families especially.

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i was just watching ANC News Channel. this is what i understand so far.

 

search is still on going.

 

a forigner was in touch with the boat by sat phone on friday.

 

search will be hampered over the weekend with an incoming typhoon.

Define foreigner please

 

if i heard it correctly, jerry rollin while being interviewed on ANC said he was in touch with them. and the incoming typhoon which is just an LPA by Guam will not affect us till maybe Thursday or Wednesday next week.

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i was just watching ANC News Channel. this is what i understand so far.

 

search is still on going.

 

a forigner was in touch with the boat by sat phone on friday.

 

search will be hampered over the weekend with an incoming typhoon.

 

Define foreigner please
Bad hair band from the 80's

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i was just watching ANC News Channel. this is what i understand so far.

 

search is still on going.

 

a forigner was in touch with the boat by sat phone on friday.

 

search will be hampered over the weekend with an incoming typhoon.

Define foreigner please
Bad hair band from the 80's

 

New keyboard, there was some serious bouffant shit going on among men in those days. The Aussies then managed to turn it all into a mullet.

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Regarding the FNMOC Web site;

 

Anyone not familiar with this can start here https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/index.html

 

The models run i six hour increments out to 180 hours

 

Run the model in loop or select any specific time and date. Scroll to the bottom of the page in any model and you will see the time in Zulu (GMT) and date of the image you're looking at.

 

I find the following models most useful;

 

Previous 6-hr Precipitation Rate [mm] and Sea Level Pressure [hPa

 

FNMOC Wave Watch 3 Sig Wave Heights [ft], Over Ocean Sfc Winds [kt]

 

Significant Wave Height & Direction

 

Surface (10 meter) Wind Barbs, Streamlines, Isotachs [kts

 

From these you can build a pretty comprehensive picture of the weather you are interested in.

 

I would also urge anyone not already familiar with the tactics for evading a tropical storm to read this;

 

http://setsail.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mwh_tropical_cyclones.pdf

 

Sadly, had the captain and crew of Europa, and whoever was communicating with them from shore been familiar with this, they would never have "altered course toward Vigan"

 

That appears to have been their last of a series fatal errors as it took them directly into the most dangerous quadrant of the storm.

 

That an "experienced captain and crew" would make such a series of errors, simply beggars belief.

 

Who was communicating with them up their last reported communication on Friday night and what advice, if any was given?

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so far today, nothing to report. it is as if everything just went quiet. i hope they have not given up and with the good weather we should have over the weekend that the search is kept on. below is a link of the interview with Jerry Rollin.

 

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Thanks to Galacticair we know;

 

Fri Oct 2 0Z: located 16.3N, 120E (Tropical Storm, max sust. winds 35kt)

- Fri Oct 2 9Z: located 16.8N, 118.2E (TS, max sust. winds 46kt).

That would mean the storm was tracking WNW at 12 knots.

Taking the mid point of the above two positions for the position at noon on Friday, that would put the forecast position of the storm at 16.4N 119.5E.

Assuming a modern 60' sailboat would make 200nm in 24 hours, that would place the yacht at about 230nm NW of an intensifying tropical storm tracking WNW at 12 knots.

As their contact person ashore, exactly what did Jerry Rollin tell them during that conversation at noon on Friday?

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