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Sad storm damage in Europe

It is always sad to see a boat destroyed, nonetheless it is worth a look at what fellow sailors in Europe very recently had to endure.

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Very sad images... the boat impaled on a piling especially


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How the hell the boat ended up there? It was probably a tornado to suck up the boat out of the water. Amazing!
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The storm was forecasted to hit the UK,i went down and checked my mooring lines etc,we were lucky as it did not hit the UK.There was pictures on the internet of harbour wall getting damaged and reports of 25ft waves.

sad sight seeing that boat scewered on a pilling.
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Very sad images... the boat impaled on a piling especially

HOLY S****T!!!!

That boat appears to still have it's starboard bowline tied firmly to a dock cleat.

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These are some photos of the last storm on the place where the local marina used to be. The marina was there, but as it is mainly a local marina inside a big fishing port, everything was taken out on a previous storm, boats and pontoons were removed temporarily to a more protected part of the port.

The Port has at least a six meter wall (sea side) and the wall is protected with a lot of big stone blocks.

If the boats where still there… there would be a total disaster.

Along our coast, this winter has already cost the lives of 7 fishermen, in 4 or 5 sunken boats (many more have been rescued). Shitty winter.






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