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Hawgwash 10-25-2015 09:03 PM

Whale watchers down
 
Off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Whale watching vessel sinks off Tofino, B.C., with fatalities - British Columbia - CBC News

dimer2 10-25-2015 09:08 PM

That's sad!

Conrad 10-25-2015 10:49 PM

More. Absolutely tragic.

'Multiple fatalities' after tour boat sinks off B.C. coast | CTV News

West 10-25-2015 11:11 PM

Not good.
Wonder what the seas were like, as the boat looks a bit top heavy.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/740L2ue8z2I/maxresdefault.jpg

Hawgwash 10-25-2015 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by West (Post 382500)
Not good.
Wonder what the seas were like, as the boat looks a bit top heavy.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/740L2ue8z2I/maxresdefault.jpg

Tofino water taxi reported 3-4 metre swells, no wind.

West 10-25-2015 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawgwash (Post 382501)
Tofino water taxi reported 3-4 metre swells, no wind.

Here's a 12 foot sea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1P5NpiQa0

Bob Cofer 10-26-2015 12:28 AM

Oh man this sucks.

Conrad 10-26-2015 12:39 AM

There's conflicting reports on the sea state; on the one hand there was the mention of the 3-4 metre swells, and other reports suggest it was fairly calm. A photo of the upended tour boat taken just before it went under suggests that it was lumpy but not seriously so.http://http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/...oast-1.2627130

Conrad 10-26-2015 12:45 AM

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/multiple-fatalities-after-tour-boat-sinks-off-b-c-coast-1.2627130

Northern Spy 10-26-2015 12:59 AM

Whale watchers down
 
Journalist on Twitter reports 14 missing, but local news is reporting 22 accounted for, so 5 missing.

MurrayM 10-26-2015 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by West (Post 382500)
Not good.
Wonder what the seas were like, as the boat looks a bit top heavy.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/740L2ue8z2I/maxresdefault.jpg

Looks like somebody cut & pasted an extra 20' into the middle of the boat...

QB 10-26-2015 01:33 AM

Oh my.

http://i.cbc.ca/1.3288284.1445832453...ert-titian.jpg

JDCAVE 10-26-2015 01:45 AM

Wonder if circumstances were similar?
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-re...7/m09w0147.pdf


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psneeld 10-26-2015 06:47 AM

Wind waves and swells are 2 different animals....without a wave period the info is of not much help.
Can't tell stability from a picture either.....looks like a lot of effort went into her to keep weight lower....no fear of making it look a bit funky.

MurrayM 10-26-2015 09:32 AM

One rescuer reported that he was told the boat rolled over after being hit by a 'rogue wave'.

Might be a situation where the swell rebounded then combined their forces off nearby rocks or islets, and got further concentrated by an underwater shelf...maybe...

sunchaser 10-26-2015 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDCAVE (Post 382512)
Wonder if circumstances were similar?
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-re...7/m09w0147.pdf


Jim
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Good report JD. Have they posted initial coordinates? Reported weather conditions were good so either inlet surge, vessel issues or a hard strike may come out from initial survivor discussions.

JDCAVE 10-26-2015 10:20 AM

1 Attachment(s)
They originally reported the location as Plover Pt, on Meares Island, since corrected as Plover Reef, near Vargas Island at the entrance of Clayoquot Sd.
Attachment 45852
The Explorator incident was found to be due to lack of use of navigation aids (wasn't watching plotter).

Rogue wave or lack of attention to navigation aids.


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Hawgwash 10-26-2015 12:04 PM

Once again, as was the case with the Queen of the North ferry sinking, we have the First Nations people to thank for preventing greater human loss.

drb1025 10-26-2015 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawgwash (Post 382594)
Once again, as was the case with the Queen of the North ferry sinking, we have the First Nations people to thank for preventing greater human loss.


Yes, that was a highlight that I took away from this tragedy too.

Capt.Bill11 10-26-2015 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by West (Post 382502)

There is a big difference between 10-12' wind driven waves a 10-12' long period swells on a clam day.


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