Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife
Rescued in 20 foot seas. That would have been fun looking up the side of a 900 foot ship.
I could be wrong, but this may have been the boat tied up next to mine a few weeks ago undergoing repairs. It was owned by navy man and needed to go to Washington state. If I am right it had a modified coach roof with some big "windows". I will try to find out for sure.
Pacific Northwest Boating News: Rescuers reach disabled 32-foot sailboat 800 miles off Oregon coast | Three Sheets Northwest
Rescuers reach disabled 32-foot sailboat 800 miles off Oregon coast
By Scott Wilson on October 27, 2014
A 32-foot sailboat en route from Hawaii to Everett became disabled approximately 800 miles off the California/Oregon coast last night and activated an EPIRB, summoning assistance from the Coast Guard and the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system.
This morning, the 965-foot container ship Hyundai Grace reached the sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge in deteriorating conditions and is attempting to establish communications. Seas are reported to be 20 feet and rising with winds at 35 knots. A Coast Guard C-130 is being dispatched to the scene as well.
Coast Guard watchstanders received the EPIRB distress signal just before 7 p.m. on Sunday. When communication was established with the sailboat, the three persons on board were all reported to be in good condition, but that the boat had been damaged and was currently adrift.
There is a 32-foot Islander sailboat named Hale’s Revenge registered out of Honolulu to owner Josh Elston, and a Navy Officer of that name stationed there at Pearl Harbor. There is no confirmation that either that particular vessel or person are those involved in this incident, but both Pearl Harbor and Everett are major U.S. Navy bases and the time of year is unusual for recreational transits of the North Pacific.
The San Francisco Chronicle has additional information on the story here.
UPDATE 11:49 A.M. – The Seattle Times is reporting that the Hyundai Grace has successfully rescued all three sailors in good condition from Hale’s Revenge late this morning and is continuing on to Panama with them aboard. The sailboat itself was not recovered and remains afloat as a hazard to navigation in the North Pacific.