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Sailboat Sinks Off The Coast Of Miami

Sailboat sinks off the coast of Miami. Short story HERE.
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Sounds like the dreaded "buried seacock, single hose clamp" syndrome.

How deep is it 10 miles off Miami? Shallow enough for salvage?
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Here is a video of the sinking, looks like a power boat.

Boat Sinks 10 Miles Off Government Cut - News Story - WPLG Miami
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The continental shelf lays fairly well inshore off SE Florida. My guess is that she lays outside the 100 fathom curve. Cancel Detroit Metro-Miami tickets and re-file Lloyds Open Form.(g)
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10nm E of Government Cut, Miami there is a hole 200+ fathoms (1200 feet) deep. Most of the surrounding water is 170-180 fathoms.

There's a lot that's suspicious about this sinking.

1. While most of the press reports have referred to a sailboat, the video and accompanying text clearly talk about a motor vessel. There's no question that the sinking vessel in the video is a motor vessel, NOT a sailboat or even a motorsailer.

2. There is no 63' vessel (motor or sail) listed in the documentation database named "Imagination". There are lots of Imagination's, but none that fits this description, including the owner.

Something just doesn't feel right about this. Anyone else have info or inklings?

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And quite deep enough to make an investigation by marine insurance firms problematic! Vessels at sea rarely sink, and when they do it is usually a very slow process, barring collision or explosion, with ample time to determine cause of water ingress. I second Bill's thoughts and, I expect, there is an insurance company somewhere that does as well.
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What's suspicious? That's the Gold Coast, where rich people buy toys, break them, and then buy new ones. Perfectly normal for when & where it is. The important thing is the wifey didn't get her feet wet.

Great news for the boatbuilding and salvage industries, not such good news for Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blanco or whoever missed the chance to sell her new shoes.
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The location, speed of sinking & unknown cause does make for an interesting circumstance, especially since there was an infant on board. But since inaccuracy is SOP for most press reports, about the only thing that is certainly known at this point is that there was a boat, it was near Miami, and it sank.
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Here is a video of the sinking, looks like a power boat.

Boat Sinks 10 Miles Off Government Cut - News Story - WPLG Miami
Well, I don't care as much then...but it seems a little convenient that it sank right by a buoy...
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Who said it was right by a buoy?
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