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gcolton

RO# 9708

Posted - Feb 18 2018 :  08:20:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The saga of this boat started many months ago when its owner/Captain abandoned her when rescued by Coast Guard in middle of Gulf.

At the time the presumption was that the boat would sink and never be seen again. Fast forward many weeks and it is found on shore here. After much wrangling and consternation about what would happen to her a new owner was obtained.

If you google Phantom Of The Opera you can read many stories.

This link is to the video of it finally being floated.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUAQj9y-tgPAvVuXBinjVxaA&time_continue=11&v=NHOZkNSY-9M

George
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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 18 2018 :  10:23:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks in working condition in the video. What caused its abandonment?

Bruce



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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Feb 18 2018 :  10:55:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Abandonned boats often stay afloat for a long time... remember the sailboat with two women and a dog rescued in the pacific after drifting for months? Well, it was sighted by one of the crew in the Volvo race a few days ago. They got some drone footage... still afloat.

Pascal
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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 18 2018 :  13:21:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes the sailboat abandoned in the perfect storm washed up on a MD beach, still ready to go.

Bruce



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gcolton

RO# 9708

Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  07:01:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pdecat

Looks in working condition in the video. What caused its abandonment?



Hurricane in the Gulf a few months ago.

George


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Good Grief

RO# 13137



Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  10:55:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With a significant potential to go down, it's better to abandon ship while still afloat, rather than wait till it isn't. . ..

-Gene
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Stephen Hawking

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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  11:42:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So if the boats are still floating, why wouldn't the owners want to go get them once the danger (weather) has passed?

Steve - Boatless - for now

Edited by - SteveG on Feb 19 2018 16:03:46

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  11:56:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Because rescues are one way tickets. Very costly to go back if they can even be found

Pascal
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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  12:37:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Good Grief

With a significant potential to go down, it's better to abandon ship while still afloat, rather than wait till it isn't. . ..



Only if you’re stepping into the deck of a rescue vessel! If you’re going into the water, the boat should be sinking out from under your feet.


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gcolton

RO# 9708

Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  13:15:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveG

So if the boats are still floating, why wouldn't the owners not want to go get them once the danger (weather) has passed?



How are the owners going to know the boat is still floating? The owner of this boat assumed it was going down and would never be seen again.

Georg


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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  14:49:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That would depend on why it was going down. If it wasn't flooding due to a hole in the hull why would anyone expect to to sink?

I admit to never having been in such a storm but people abandon boats that remain afloat in rough conditions from time to time. The problem often is that help arrives and forces a decision, get off or we will leave you alone.

People in boats in those conditions describe it as being inside a washing machine.


Bruce



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Phillbo

RO# 2553

Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  16:00:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'n curious how the insurance companies handle these situations? If a claim was filed and the boat turns up on the beach.


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SteveG

RO# 2657



Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  16:04:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phillbo, that was my next question!

Steve - Boatless - for now

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TheGreatEscapeII

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Posted - Feb 19 2018 :  22:28:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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