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The USCG messes up the laws of natural selection by saving dummies. These dummies then procreate and produce more dummies. Hence the task grows and the lunacy escalates.
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One of those dummies is a livelong professional captain, delivering a boat with full crew from St. Thomas. His boat Flying Colours, is lost with EPIRB ceasing to transmit . . . based in Newport, RI - I know the boat, but can't say I've ever met the Captain - and perhaps never will.
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Where would most of these sailors being sailing to and from? I'd guess that they are just cruising up the coast, probably from Florida to the Chesapeake? If that's the case, wouldn't they be 30-40 nm off the coast? And if that's the case, shouldn't they be able to duck inside within 12-24 hours? Never done it. Just curious. Any comments/explanations?
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I submitted at nearly the same moment. Any other explanations?
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No, I just came home from work and watched the latest on NBC news. Flying Colours was apparently sailing nonstop from St. Thomas to an Annapolis layover. They transmitted a Mayday, activated the EPIRB, but all signals were lost by the USCG.

Don't know any more details - since I caught the tail end of the report. I'll keep tuned.
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Last week I listened to a number of boats that were transiting Northwards from the DR to San Salvadore and then heading north. They were on the SSB talking to Chris Parker, I am guessing their timing might have placed them in the vicinity of this wild weather. I suspect that some boats recently have tried to avoid transiting the Bahamas for financial reasons. May be a bad decision in the long run.
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I've been watching 13 vessels in that area, and have noticed they all headed south east away from the storm and are all now near lower Bremuda and beyond, I'm thinking they all must be listening to Herb, and he is directing them, although 1000days.net - Home, north east of Bremuda hit a freighter, and are performing repairs at sea, after also experiencing very rough seas

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The USCG messes up the laws of natural selection by saving dummies. These dummies then procreate and produce more dummies. Hence the task grows and the lunacy escalates.
USCG - that sounds like Schadenfreude to me. Do we know they were dummies?
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USCG - that sounds like Schadenfreude to me. Do we know they were dummies?
If you're out in a storm like that by choice, you definitely qualify as a dummy.
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I was crossing from USVI to Maryland last week. On Thursday nobody that I heard on SSB was predicting that. I think Herb was saying that it might get rough south of 35, but noboday was talking about the low that they were calling for on Friday. By the time we hit the stream on Friday we had steady winds at 25 to 30 and I saw gusts to 36. There were at least 3 or 4 other deliverys from the islands out there that could easily have been caught out unable to get to shore after the alerts sounded. It is that time of year.

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