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getakey

RO# 32379



Posted - Jan 15 2018 :  13:01:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like it went up fast.
Now one woman has died - odd that she went home and later went to hospital where she then dies. Only 41

Homeport: CA

Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Jan 15 2018 :  13:24:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/50-passengers-jump-water-after-florida-casino-shuttle-boat-bursts-n837701

Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Jan 15 2018 :  23:09:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a shame but I guess the good new is 49 POB didn't die, considering the lack of readily available PFDs.
I noticed the article says "frigid waters". Cold for them for sure but water temps in that area apparently average ~~60*F in Jan..
https://www.watertemperature.org/New-Port-Richey-UnitedStates-City.html

FWIW, on NY's day the local polar cube club ( not I! ) went for a brief full-submersion Nantucket Sound ""swim"" in something less than 40*F water temp. in ~ 6*F ambient air temp and ~~ -22* wind chill in regular bathing suits. Now that's shrinkage, ...-potentially permanent?
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2018/01/01/polar-plunge-artctic-chill
(Tom on the far left is a good-humored retired Navy Seal , but the rest are just regular crazy folks.)

Everything is relative.


Sandy

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  08:47:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Surprising incident considering it was an inspected vessel and as such it had to have some fire protection in the ER I hope we had about the result of the investigation

Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
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12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

Homeport: Miami, FL Go to Top of Page

L. Keith

RO# 1615

Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  10:23:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Machinery space fire suppression systems are only effective if the engines are shut down and the machinery space air intakes and air exhausts are closed and dogged tight. It has been my experience that the Casino "Cruise to Nowhere" organizations are notoriously very poor at Marine Operations.


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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  10:56:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One passenger has died after going home then returning to the hospital. Only 49 YO

Bruce



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cwms

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Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  11:18:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Saw the video. Ugly...It burned quick. They are fortunate that the captain was able to get close to shore where the water was only 3' or so at the bow and people could easily walk to shore.


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