This is why we can't have nice things....

Santanasailor

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#2 don’t watch the train wreck as it happens, run for the forest, or drive as if your life depends on it in snow. Run, drive away as far as possible or get the fuck way out of the way………it’s not over till the last wreck bangs to a stop!
And cars carrying the chlorine gas, sulfuric acid, LPG and just about any other chemical carrying vehicle is safely secured and found to be NOT leaking.  

Reference, Monroe, LA Train Derailment 1959.  I was with my father on our boat dock on the bayou when they set off the two charges that ended it all.  

Deadly Train Derailment 1959

 
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Talchotali

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From/courtesy: Philly Voice; BY MICHAEL TANENBAUM, PhillyVoice Staff:



Sailboat runs aground in Avalon with sleeping man aboard



The anchor came loose and the vessel sustained 'catastrophic damages,'




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ODD NEWS Accidents
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SEA TOW CAPE MAY/FACEBOOK

This Pearson 35 sailboat ran aground in Avalon, New Jersey on April 14. The vessel's anchor came loose while the owner was asleep on the boat, which suffered 'catastrophic' damage when it washed up on the 47th Street beach.





A man who fell asleep on his 35-foot sailboat is lucky to have walked away unscathed after the vessel's anchor came free and the boat ran aground in Avalon on Thursday morning.

The incident happened on the 47th Street beach, where onlookers spotted the Pearson 35 sailboat along the shore around 10:00. 

Images shared by Sea Tow Cape May show the damage to the boat, which the company said could not be salvaged. The bow had "Starry Night" and "Toms River NJ" painted on it, and the vessel was reportedly registered in New Jersey.

It's unclear where the boat had been anchored and how long the owner of the boat remained asleep through the ordeal that led to the vessel's demise. He's fortunate to have avoided injury, but hopefully he had insurance for his boat. A Pearson 35 may cost anywhere from about $10,000 to $30,000 depending on its age and condition. They were manufactured beginning in 1968 by Pearson Yachts, the Rhode Island company founded by cousins Clinton and Everett Pearson, and had a run of 14 years during which about 500 of them were built.


 

Talchotali

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Courtesy of Carrie Hodgin / (WFMY News 2 Digital)



2 rescued from sailboat near Cape Fear


An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew helped rescue two people trapped in the waters about 86 miles southeast of Cape Fear.
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CAPE FEAR, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a distressed sailboat near Cape Fear, North Carolina.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew helped rescue the two people trapped in the waters about 86 miles southeast of Cape Fear.

The Coast Guard said they received a distress alert from the 34-foot sailing vessel Spin Drift crew. The USCGC Richard Dixon crew which is based in Puerto Rico was about 50 miles away and was on their way to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore when they were diverted to help with the rescue.

They said the Spin Drift was dismasted and adrift in 12-foot seas and 21 mph winds. No one was injured during the rescue mission

Following the host, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely transported the mariners back to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District command center received notification from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center stating that they received a distress alert from the 34-foot sailing vessel Spin Drift crew.

The Fifth District command center team directed the launch of crews and the Jayhawk and an HC-130 Hercules airplane from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon, (WPC 1113) crew, based in Puerto Rico, was 50 miles away, transiting to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore and diverted to the scene to assist.

The Hercules crew arrived on the scene first and confirmed that the Spin Drift was dismasted and adrift in 12-foot seas and 21 mph winds. The Jayhawk arrived shortly after and conducted the hoist.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution. The vessel remains a possible hazard to navigation. An emergency Broadcast Notice to Mariners was issued, alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout to avoid a collision. The owners of the vessel will coordinate salvage.
 
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couchsurfer

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#2 don’t watch the train wreck as it happens, run for the forest, or drive as if your life depends on it in snow. Run, drive away as far as possible or get the fuck way out of the way………it’s not over till the last wreck bangs to a stop!
#3.... it's not over till the fire's put out.  <;~o

 

couchsurfer

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6 hours ago, MiddayGun said:

Not sure if this one did the rounds already yet.

J/109 aground in Cork harbour. 


Famous last words..... Either those seagulls have reaaaly long legs, or we're about to run aground.    :mellow:

 

Boathavn

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Another victim of the treacherous tidal shoals of Smith Cove. 

Disappointing the Carnival folks didn't drop off a CARE package of a cocktail or two to ease the wait to high tide when they did their afternoon lifeboat drill.

 
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IStream

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@Boathavn, I noticed that your interests include the girl at the front desk of the marina in the pink fuzzy sweater. I believe I know which girl you're talking about and she is, indeed, very interesting.

 

Meat Wad

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I think a more appropriate motto would be, "You CAN have nice things, but you must learn how to navigate and not drive your nice things onto rocks."

- DSK
You can have anything you want, you just have to pay for it.

Never a dull moment Ice Sailing...

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Above is a screen shot; Link to clip is below;

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The speeds of Ice Boating are a level above Land Sailing. Having been in many tight crossings on the Playa, it is a good idea to keep your head above the cowling to have a view of others.

Even though he tacked to Stbd, tacking to close is just plain stupid. no race is worth you body being hurt or your yacht being smashed. The closing speed had to be at least 110 mph.

 

Sail4beer

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From/courtesy: Philly Voice; BY MICHAEL TANENBAUM, PhillyVoice Staff:



Sailboat runs aground in Avalon with sleeping man aboard



The anchor came loose and the vessel sustained 'catastrophic damages,'




PhillyVoice Staff

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ODD NEWS Accidents


SEA TOW CAPE MAY/FACEBOOK

This Pearson 35 sailboat ran aground in Avalon, New Jersey on April 14. The vessel's anchor came loose while the owner was asleep on the boat, which suffered 'catastrophic' damage when it washed up on the 47th Street beach.





A man who fell asleep on his 35-foot sailboat is lucky to have walked away unscathed after the vessel's anchor came free and the boat ran aground in Avalon on Thursday morning.

The incident happened on the 47th Street beach, where onlookers spotted the Pearson 35 sailboat along the shore around 10:00. 

Images shared by Sea Tow Cape May show the damage to the boat, which the company said could not be salvaged. The bow had "Starry Night" and "Toms River NJ" painted on it, and the vessel was reportedly registered in New Jersey.

It's unclear where the boat had been anchored and how long the owner of the boat remained asleep through the ordeal that led to the vessel's demise. He's fortunate to have avoided injury, but hopefully he had insurance for his boat. A Pearson 35 may cost anywhere from about $10,000 to $30,000 depending on its age and condition. They were manufactured beginning in 1968 by Pearson Yachts, the Rhode Island company founded by cousins Clinton and Everett Pearson, and had a run of 14 years during which about 500 of them were built.
I never saw that boat on the TomsRiver, and I’m on it a lot. Too bad for the owner

 

Talchotali

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"...But please don't take it so badly
'Cause the Lord knows I'm to..."
Sailing Vessel "Free Bird" lost off Little Egg Inlet

Courtesy USCG / Dan Radel, Asbury Park Press

Two mariners were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from their overturned sailboat outside of Little Egg Inlet during Friday night's  storm.

The 33-foot sailboat called Free Bird was headed south to Atlantic City when it struck shoals about a mile-and-a-half outside of the inlet and became grounded, according to the Coast Guard. 

The mariners used VHF-FM marine radio to hail Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at about 8 p.m.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, along with rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Atlantic City and Barnegat Light, responded to the call for help. 

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When Coast Guard responders arrived on the scene, they located the Free Bird hard aground and on its side in breaking surf with both people aboard. Due to the shallow waters surrounding the vessel, the aircrew initiated hoisting the people. 

“With high winds, driving rain and thunderstorms in the area, our aircrew worked to quickly lower the rescue swimmer to help the couple,” said Lt. Humberto Hernandez, the Coast Guard pilot who flew on the rescue. “Our swimmer was able to walk in the shallow breaking surf to the Free Bird and assist the people away from the vessel to facilitate a safer hoisting situation, away from the overturned vessel's mast.” 

An embedded video can me found here:

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2022/05/07/coast-guard-rescues-2-overturned-sailboat-little-egg-inlet/9688233002/

 
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So this hapened here:

Tonight, around three o'clock, a sailboat overturned in the Pula (northern Adriatic) waters.

As we unofficially find out, there were five passengers in it. Three were rescued by a merchant ship that was nearby, and two were stuck in the hull of the ship and rescued by a diver.

They were very lucky to have phone reception aprox 18 miles offshore. Check your keels folks!

Video:

https://media.istra24.hr/istra24-hr/video/upload/c_limit,w_830/q_auto:eco/video_1652103559_h22hl7z6l7.webm

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Talchotali

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That point-of-view video is sobering (webm link in post above).  Glad everyone made it out. I guess keep a waterproof VHF in your back pocket too.

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