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Old 06-13-2008
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Gulfsailor wrote:
The USCG seems to have started the SAR effort for the crew of the S/V CYNTHIA WOODS very late in the day considering notifications were made early Saturday morning.
Why is it an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat (WPB) - Marine Protector Class from Freeport found it too rough to go out and search?
Why it is a SAR helicopter was not dispatched until late in the day when all indications were that the vessel was in trouble.
The sailing community had a good idea what was going on throughout the day thanks to Iboat, why did the USCG not have the same concerns? 5 survivors remained in the water for 26 hours. Thank God they were finally rescued.

6/10/2008 8:14:46 PM

is there any truth to this comment?i hope not.
i have been trying to look it up but cannot find more info.
as far as the crew is concerned, 30 seconds is not alot of time when in that situation.there must have been too much going on all at once.
it takes an exceptional person to concern himself with the safety of others in such a situation.
god be with mr.stone.
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As for the 87-foot WPBs, they are designed to operate in coastal conditions, up to only Force 5. That would be in the low-20 knot wind-speed range, and seas up to 6 feet or so.

Many folks would be surprised to learn that most blue-water capable sailboats can continue to sail safely in conditions that exceed the operational range of even some Medium Endurance Cutters.
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Very true, most of the powerboats at my marina, especially the 40'+ ones are surprised when I come in from a day of sailing in SCA conditions, with Force 6/7 winds and seas.

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As for the 87-foot WPBs, they are designed to operate in coastal conditions, up to only Force 5. That would be in the low-20 knot wind-speed range, and seas up to 6 feet or so.

Many folks would be surprised to learn that most blue-water capable sailboats can continue to sail safely in conditions that exceed the operational range of even some Medium Endurance Cutters.
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Maybe I just missed it, but why no mention of a life raft? An offshore event like this would certainly have required a life raft, wouldn't it? Did it get trapped because the boat turtled so quickly, did it malfunction, or did it just get blown away?
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Ok, they found the keel. Now maybe some info on the raft, the MOB pole, "the horseshoe" which appeared to be bungee corded to the boat in a pic taken the day the race started, and who did the last survey? Seven groundings?
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Pretty good pic of the retreived keel
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The retaining nuts are still in place. Leading to my conclusion that the keel tore out of the bottom of the boat. Which is very catastrophic for the vessel and the people on board.

I never really did liked those cantilever type of keels for the obvious reasons.
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There's a dedicated thread to the structural issues of the matter over in Design & Construction Forum.
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http://http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=511fa0c9c3c3b594

"The Coast Guard also determined the emergency beacon — formally known as the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon — and life raft were improperly stowed below deck before the boat capsized."



Life Raft and EPIRB stowed below!!!!!!!


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