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Re: A very odd movie and some lucky sailors
Can someone explain me why they did not move the boat before the mooring lines snapped
From looking at the beginning of the clip, they are attached to a mooring by a line halfway down the stem on a bow eye fitting.. not exactly an easy release. Personally I'd have cut that line and been long gone, as you say.
The video is not continuous but it seems that there were people on board the whole time (no dinghy appears later, and surely had someone gone to the boat in a dinghy at that time that alone would have been video-worthy)
They did well to escape all that.. the pity is that surely the whole incident was avoidable?
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