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Seaduction 10-10-2013 01:44 PM

Tanker Dismasts Sailboat
 
Sailboat Dismasted by Tanker in Viral Video Sailed Too Close, Prosecutors Say | gCaptain ? Maritime & Offshore News

Group9 10-10-2013 02:25 PM

Re: Tanker Dismasts Sailboat
 
They are lucky they are alive. On my worst day, I wouldn't have done anything that stupid on my boat.

azguy 10-10-2013 02:26 PM

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That was an expensive mistake...

overbored 10-10-2013 02:33 PM

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that happened back in 2011 and they are just getting around to going to court now

nolatom 10-10-2013 02:34 PM

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Been around a while.

Idiot.

trim the spinny dammit, you're still an idiot but might have succeeded in your imbecilic idea of crossing tanker's bow.

Rules? open water, room to maneuver (not in this video, one would guess)?? ship gives way (assuming sail is stupid enough to provoke a close-quarters situation in the first place). ship constrained by draft, channel, fairway/TSS, tethered tugs, etc? sail gives way, ship is supposed to show day shapes, the meaning of which would be lost on most sailors by day, as possibly (though less likely??) would the red-white-red "restricted maneuverability" nav lights at night.


Actually, I don't see day shapes here, but do hear the danger signal from ship. this may be sailor's only leg to stand on. Pretty lame leg though..

jeremiahblatz 10-10-2013 02:40 PM

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As overboard said, this is old. Large vessel was restricted to channel, channel was noted in racing instructions, etc. Absolutely no excuse on the part of the sailboat. Nobody died.

Faster 10-10-2013 02:59 PM

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I wonder if there are any photos of the boat 'After'... how much hull damage was done?

Tim R. 10-10-2013 03:16 PM

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Court huh? Hopefully it is a criminal trial with the sailboat captain being charged for scratching the anchor.

capta 10-10-2013 03:20 PM

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I guess this is boat "chicken"?
"fun, fun fun, til daddy takes the T-bird away"

weinie 10-10-2013 03:21 PM

Rubbin' is racing?


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