Greyhound37

Rescued 25' sailboat 200 miles off NJ

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13 minutes ago, Greyhound37 said:

“This sailor was lucky that someone heard his distress call since he was so far out in the open ocean,” Capestany said in a statement. He added that the case “demonstrates the need for proper safety equipment” such as a registered EPIRB and life raft.

Actually seems to me it demonstartes that he did *not* in fact need either of those things...(not that that was a good idear...)

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He was rescued from his burning boat by a LNG tanker!

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2 hours ago, fastyacht said:

“This sailor was lucky that someone heard his distress call since he was so far out in the open ocean,” Capestany said in a statement. He added that the case “demonstrates the need for proper safety equipment” such as a registered EPIRB and life raft.

Actually seems to me it demonstartes that he did *not* in fact need either of those things...(not that that was a good idear...)

"Hey, any landing you can walk away from...!"

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3 hours ago, justsomeguy! said:

He was rescued from his burning boat by a LNG tanker!

Update/edit- the tanker stood by while a CG helo made the pickup. 

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Is anyone asking the question why someone would be single handing in mid-April to NYC on a 25 footer?

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He was “self isolating?”

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1 hour ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Is anyone asking the question why someone would be single handing in mid-April to NYC on a 25 footer?

It appears he’s from North Carolina.

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On 4/15/2020 at 8:43 PM, PaulK said:

It appears he’s from North Carolina.

must have been a Duke graduate, they think they know everything..

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People love to lose their boats off the New Jersey Coast for a variety of reasons. Fire is not the worst case scenario sometimes.

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Thanks once again to a merchant ship who diverts from course typically at considerable time and expense and sometimes at risk to themselves, to respond to a Mayday from another vessel, large or small.  

AMVER is a wonderful thing, it volunteers its member vessels in advance to respond to a distress call and assist whatever nation’s Coast Guard is involved.

Yeah B-C,  I too am asking what a 25-foot singlehanded sailboat is doing out there in April.  Keeping an open mind, but...

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6 hours ago, nolatom said:

Thanks once again to a merchant ship who diverts from course typically at considerable time and expense and sometimes at risk to themselves, to respond to a Mayday from another vessel, large or small.  

AMVER is a wonderful thing, it volunteers its member vessels in advance to respond to a distress call and assist whatever nation’s Coast Guard is involved.

Yeah B-C,  I too am asking what a 25-foot singlehanded sailboat is doing out there in April.  Keeping an open mind, but...

You are right, generally, though this time, since they were within vhf range of a 25’ boat,  they didn’t have to divert far. 

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Amazing he made it that far, winds are one thing the other its dang cold, add wet.  Tough, crazy SOB,  Of course he had no business being out there, no one in their right mind would be out there in a 25 boat.

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4 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

Boat on fire: Help!

CNG tanker: About that, we'll call someone for you from over here.

CNG is safe: it’s lighter than air :-)

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Not in a tanker, it is a freezing cold liquid that will spread out at sea level if it leaks ;)

Actually, unless something is pretty badly wrong, the ship should not be trailing a cloud of gas. AFAIK they take the boil off gas and pipe it to the boiler or engine.

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21 hours ago, PaulK said:

You are right, generally, though this time, since they were within vhf range of a 25’ boat,  they didn’t have to divert far. 

True enough here, but the ship still stands by until they or Coast Guard or another vessel can make the rescue transfer.  Time is money.  Yet they don’t hesitate to assist.  And often they will remain on scene to create a lee for that rescue.

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It’s the code of the sea and a good thing that it is adhered to in the toughest of times. 
 

 

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