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"...an average of four ships sink every week, says Tim Roxby of Lloyds Marine Intelligence Unit in England. Last year, 211 vessels disappeared, 24 of them more than 100 meters long. Some scientists believe that the many ship sinkings are related to rogue wave encounters during storms."

Got this from Geotimes - October 2004 - Super waves sink ships. No idea how accurate this statement is, or how accurate the article is. "Last year" would have been 2008, I think. So, 187 "ships" smaller than 100 meters in length were lost, presumably in 2008. No idea how many of these were sailboats, or rowboats for that matter.
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Make that 2003.
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Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Re boats lost at sea:
Do you mean sunk or just don't know where they are?
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Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Thanks for all your info. From some of the sites I have been looking at I can't help but wonder if it one is not safer being caught in a storm at sea then it is driving down the Interstate.
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Thanks for all your info. From some of the sites I have been looking at I can't help but wonder if it one is not safer being caught in a storm at sea then it is driving down the Interstate.
Either way, I know how I want to go....

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