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|04-18-2011 09:20 PM|
I haven't found the rescue video yet, but here's some photos of the crew rescued from Free Fall:
Edit: I think this is the video...
In the beginning night vision portion - you can see where everything started going south when the hoist cable snaps taught due to a monster wave.
|04-18-2011 07:38 PM|
|brokesailor||Yes that his him, Eric Friedman. I could not find the Coast Guard video the article refers to.|
|04-18-2011 07:11 PM|
That is an incredible story! And how 'bout that JSD!!!
I've got to link to that in the BFS thread as well. Way too valuable in terms of first-hand info.
There's a member called "kimberlite" around here (from way back) - although I haven't seen him in a long time. Is that the same dude?
I'd definitely buy him as many rounds as he wants.
|04-18-2011 06:58 PM|
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
|04-18-2011 04:11 PM|
When I worked commercially offshore. There was a couple of times when I stuck my nose out and went straight back to my berth. The name of the game is SAFETY FIRST. The few times that I was caught offshore I either rode it out hanging off a platform with 300 foot line or raced back to the harbor before it caught up to us. Though One Time We were well caught by a fast moving tropical depression because the company man on the platform wanted a safety boat out there, Just in case of the worst senerio.
I rode that one out at anchor with 8:1 on the Anchor Chain with engines running if needed.
Have rode out a hurricane on a ship, the so called prefect storm on a Navy Destroyer. And many other storms that have come and gone... But all of the time of my sea going career the foul weather was only about 5% of the time. Though when you are in it, it does seem much longer.
|04-17-2011 12:45 PM|
|capttb||What a wimp I am, when caught out by 30+ knots I start running with a storm jib.|
|04-17-2011 12:40 PM|
|imagine2frolic||Snotty weather like that is something you get caught in. Not prepare to leave in........i2f|
|04-17-2011 09:23 AM|
I refused to read the article after this line
Only an idiot would go to sea in those conditions. Only a real IDIOT! And to say some weather router gave them the 'green light' is just foolish to the extreme.
If people wish to head out from port in 40-50kts they are not just risking lives they are making a culpable negligent foolhardy decision.
They rile me at their gross stupidity.
I think I need a coffee. Ooops, no, that too stimulating..... maybe a quiet walk along the beach.
|04-17-2011 06:21 AM|
Here's a good article to read over a hot cup of coffee. I have sailed on this boat from Saint Martin to NY thru OPO in not so extreme conditions. I think this happened around 2008.
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