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post #18 of Old 07-14-2013
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Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

Again, the most amazing thing about this story to me, is how seemingly clueless the Coast Guard was regarding this abandonment, and how poorly they record or monitor the status of these vessels left adrift...

Hell, I posted the story here about 2 weeks ago when she was boarded by a party from a Carnival cruise ship... Presumably, the CG never informed them that she had been abandoned, and there was no one aboard... But what it REALLY hard to fathom, is that even AFTER that boarding and confirmation she was still afloat, the CG never even bothered to inform the owner of that fact... WE knew she was still out there, but HE still didn't??? UFB...

Even after she had come ashore on the Vineyard, authorities had no idea of the backstory that had become known to readers of sailing forums by that time... It was left to some resident of Edgartown to track the owner down via Facebook...

Again, one really has to wonder whether the CG even cares about these boats set adrift, if they even bother to enter them into their database, or how many others might be floating around out there that we'll never know about, until they fetch up on some beach in a populated stretch of coastline...

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