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Another maritime mystery

Was looking for something else for another thread when I came across this story from 2003.... Interesting:

http://www.landfallnav.com/derelict.html

Anyone remember/know anything about this one?
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That is really eerie. I had not read this before. Hopefully someone can shed some light on what really happened out there.
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CREEEEPY....isnt this sound like a perfect singlehanded MOB and the boat left to drift
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He was doing a Crowhurst re-enactment that went terribly right.


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Unfortunately, there have been quite a few incidents, aside from this one, of singlehanders being lost at sea.

One that comes to mind for me is Jim Gray, who was a fairly accomplished sailor who had gone out on a daysail from San Francisco harbor, to scatter his mother's ashes near the Farallon Islands about a year ago. His 40' sailboat, Tenacious, was equipped with an EPIRB, but the EPIRB never went off, even though it was equipped with a hydrostatic release according to what I've read.

Another story this reminds me of is the story of the Moquini. The boat disappeared in September 2005 and was declared missing after a short report was heard from its EPIRB, which then stopped transmitting. It was later found floating off the coast of South Africa, with all hands missing. It had lost its keel and had capsized because of that.
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I dont think they ever found Jim Gray or the boat....I wonder if this is another boat that will suddenly turn up..hopefully not on someones bow during the night
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As far as I know, Jim Gray and his boat are still missing.
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This story and the story in the other thread about the Mr. Bunker sailing to San Diego makes me wonder how many abandoned and/or lost boats are simply just adrift at sea, waiting for someone to come across them. Very eery indeed.
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This story and the story in the other thread about the Mr. Bunker sailing to San Diego makes me wonder how many abandoned and/or lost boats are simply just adrift at sea, waiting for someone to come across them. Very eery indeed.
Here is an story of an ship abanded in 1932 and last sited in 1962.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...pt/ai_11323072
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