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Old 07-23-2019, 08:56 PM   #1
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Boat sinking in Hood Canal!

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Old 07-23-2019, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hey Peter:


The link says "king5/mobile" but I am not familiar with a Hood Canal in Mobile. Sad video of the boat slowly sinking.



Did this happen in Mobile (Alabama)? Are you there now and can tell us any more? We will be heading that way so are curious.


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Old 07-23-2019, 10:29 PM   #3
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King 5 mobile is the mobile site for King 5 news.

The sinking is occurring in the Hood Canal in Washington state.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:30 PM   #4
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This incident happened in Washington state, nw of Seattle. Saw it on the news a little while ago. It was half submerged at that point. All people aboard got off safely.
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This happened just a bit North from where I am now. Hood Canal is not a man-made canal but a 65 mile long natural fjord in Washington State’s Puget Sound. The boat sank a bit over a mile South of the floating bridge that crosses the Canal near it head.
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Really sad to see, glad everyone made it off and to safety..........
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https://komonews.com/news/local/65-f...d-canal-bridge

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POULSBO, Wash. — Eight people managed to escape to safety when their 65-foot boat began sinking near the Hood Canal Bridge Tuesday evening.

It's unclear what caused the boat to start to take on water about 1.3 miles southwest of the bridge, but as the boat began sinking, those on board initially tried to pump the water out, according to Levi Read with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Eventually it became too dangerous to stay on board and the eight people evacuated to a dinghy and row to shore.

Coast Guard officials arrived and went back to the boat with the boat's owner in a second attempt to pump out water, but again were unsuccessful.

The boat was expected to sink in about 80-90 feet of water, Read said. It's carrying about 300 gallons of diesel fuel and 12 gallons of oil, and private divers have been hired to secure the fuel, according to the State Department of Ecology.

No one was injured.
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I feel terrible for the owners. I am not familiar with the area, but could he have run the boat aground? I assume he lost engine power. I find that these unfortunate events can sometimes provide teachable moments for us.
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I find that these unfortunate events can sometimes provide teachable moments for us.
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I feel terrible for the owners. I am not familiar with the area, but could he have run the boat aground? I assume he lost engine power. I find that these unfortunate events can sometimes provide teachable moments for us.

The only thing to hit there is the Sisters shoal and it's well marked. Most run under the SE end because the vertical clearance is higher, 50 ft vs 35 ft, and there's nothing to hit
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Looks like a 65' Pacific Mariner.
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The many other owners of Pacific Mariner 65s are curious too. Peter, any related claims on this boat model in your business you’d care to share?
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What would claims on a specific model have to do with this incident?
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What would claims on a specific model have to do with this incident?
Some have known issues and defects.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:33 AM   #15
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Fortunately, everyone got off the boat safely.

It's interesting that the divers were able to prevent the boat from sinking. Sound like they are returning today to get the stern out of the water and move the boat.

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The only thing to hit there is the Sisters shoal and it's well marked. Most run under the SE end because the vertical clearance is higher, 50 ft vs 35 ft, and there's nothing to hit
I think he was implying that they might have ran it aground to prevent the sinking, not that grounding caused it. Might be wrong.
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I spoke with the guy at the fuel dock this morning before we left to see if they had heard anything. Turns out the boat stayed at Pleasant Harbor on Monday night and left Tuesday afternoon. We actually saw them leave but didn’t recognize the boat in the video. The dock guy heard that they ran aground. There isn’t a lot to hit out there but I would guess they hit near the bridge and the wind and incoming current pushed them SW of the bridge.

the dock guy said they were a nice family. Kids and grandkids from Nebraska along with the Grandparent owners. He did say that after they left the fuel dock, the owner appeared to be driving using a remote and wasn’t on the bridge. I noticed that the PH had window covers over them in the news video. My guess is an AP course set and someone not watching the carefully enough. Sad story.
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Just heard the USCG issue a securite message about salvage operations South of the Hood Canal bridge.
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There has been numerous boats hitting rocks in that area. Sisters Shoal is marked but the shallows and rocks to the north aren't. Boaters stay clear of Sisters and cut the corner to the north hitting rocks or going aground.

An aquaintance sunk his boat there many years ago on one of those rocks.
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The many other owners of Pacific Mariner 65s are curious too. Peter, any related claims on this boat model in your business you’d care to share?
No issues of note on the Pacific Mariner yachts- this seems like a tragic accident and nothing more.
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