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04-11-2013 10:24 PM
MedSailor
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wannabsailor View Post
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....

MedSailor
04-10-2013 11:06 AM
wannabsailor
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.
04-09-2013 04:26 PM
norahs arc
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Re boats lost at sea:
Do you mean sunk or just don't know where they are?
04-09-2013 03:12 PM
johnnyquest37
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

2003, right.
04-09-2013 03:11 PM
One
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Make that 2003.
04-09-2013 03:05 PM
johnnyquest37
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

"...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.
04-09-2013 02:51 PM
hellosailor
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

How many sailboats are lost...Does that really mean anything, unless you are selling insurance?

How do you weed out the different causes of loss? The folks who got caught in bad weather, or the folks who didn't have the sense to stay in, or the ones who never inspected a thru-hull? And how do you tell which ones just did something really stupid, like open a can of tuna fish and attract giant kraken, who will mercilessly attack when they smell tinned tuna?

Really, what's the point?
04-09-2013 01:59 PM
casey1999
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

I know you were asking for under 30 feet, but this list shows commercial ships that are lost or damaged. A lot of bad stuff happens "out there".
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04-09-2013 09:13 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Check boat preparation for intended voyage...Experience of sailor, practiced art of developing seamanship skills..it's not that bad out here. Safer then going to see a batman movie or dancing the watusi in Rawanda..
04-09-2013 07:31 AM
One
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
Genocide is people DOING horrible things to eachother.
When something bad happens at sea it's compounded by the fact that you're at sea. You can't pull over and get off of it. The time it takes help to arrive is measured in hours to day's not minuets, this is worse. if your house catches fire, you get out and stand on the lawn, this is bad. If your boat catches fire, you get in a little inflatable raft, This is worse. If you cut yourself real bad on land, you go to emergancy room and get stitches, this is bad. If that happens at sea, you try and stitch your self up and not bleed out while you fight infection, this is worse. If you get sick on land, a doctor perscribes you medicine, this is bad. At sea you try and diagnose and self medicate, this is worse. If you are having a bad day on land, you can just say screw it and go home. If you are at sea, you're friken stuck out there till you make land. thats worse. If you are in an earth quake prone or tornado prone or war torn area on land, or a famine stricken, plague ridden area, you can get the @#!*% out of that area, that's bad. If you are at sea in a storm, you are at sea in a storm, that's worse. Bad things happen on land, worse things happen at sea.
but I get what you are saying, I'd rather be at sea than be a TU TU at the Hotel Rawanda, that would be worse.
Tsunamis, earthquakes, hunger.
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