Privateer holed and dismasted

Terrorvision

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It was a cold and foggy night and only a fishing boat and Privateer were out on Cape Cod. One was fishing; the other, it was going from halifax to Newport.

Things that go bump in the night.......

All crew safe- nobody hurt.

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mad

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Claimed to be doing four knots....more like 10, on his way out to the fishing grounds East of the Grand banks...yeah right he would be doing four knots...
That sounds more believable, couldn't understand how they/you couldn't get out of the way in time.

 
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NautiGirl

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Was either boats making the required sound signals for reduced visibility as outlined in the COLREGs? How many crew aboard Privateer for the trip home?

(not trying to assign blame, just curious)

 
Glad to hear you and all the crew are alright Soley. There are lots of ways this could have been a different story in a bad way.

That is a hellva split in the hull. You must have had to nurse her back to Newport.

Lights? Radar? Sound Signals? What went wrong?

Edit: Understand if you can't comment due to any legal issue. (but like nauti, curious how a fishing vessel with radar ploughs into a sailboat like that).Main thing is that you are okay.

 
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mad

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Glad to hear you and all the crew are alright Soley. There are lots of ways this could have been a different story in a bad way.

That is a hellva split in the hull. You must have had to nurse her back to Newport.

Lights? Radar? Sound Signals? What went wrong?

Edit: Understand if you can't comment due to any legal issue. (but like nauti, curious how a fishing vessel with radar ploughs into a sailboat like that).Main thing is that you are okay.
Try sailing in the English Channel and Biscay ;)

 

Soley

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We did what we could, to sail in a prudent manor, unfortunately we dont believe any one was in the wheel house of the fishing boat. They guy on watch saw a guy of the bow of the fishing boat run into the wheel house just before the collision. He didnt see anyone else in the wheelhouse..

 

mad

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We did what we could, to sail in a prudent manor, unfortunately we dont believe any one was in the wheel house of the fishing boat. They guy on watch saw a guy of the bow of the fishing boat run into the wheel house just before the collision. He didnt see anyone else in the wheelhouse..
That sounds oh so familier, glad nobody got hurt.

 

markvannote

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FFS Matty, the insurance company is still collecting information and you are giving first-hand accounts on the internet? We are talking a claim in the hundreds of thousands. Have some respect for Ron and keep your mouth shut until it is all said and done.

 




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