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Old 02-26-2013, 04:58 AM
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found this, makes my heart beat a little
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wow, would AIS even help this? Even a boat that size wouldnt even scratch a freighter. scary
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AIS could certainly help - if the ship had a person on watch who was awake. nighttime collision likely would go unnoticed by a freighter of any size.
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The smaller vessel should also have someone on watch. Never rely on other vessels to turn out of your path. When we are out there at night we always have someone scanning for other boats. How does the captain of a 50+ sport fish allow a freighter to ram him?

Something sounds fishy here or it was a terrible accident in which both vessels had nobody on watch.
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Something seems odd about this...a freighter would have noticed via on watch and radar..also,NOAA is able to track via satellite all boat activity insinuated here...me thinks "foul play".
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Thats crazy, So if a freighter hit that boat it wouldent cause any damage? I know they are huge steel hulls but you would think there would be some kind of damage to the ship. Bramuda triangle?
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Crazy story. You would think that someone would have been missing if they were on that boat and their friends and relatives would alert the authorities. Might have been an abandoned boat etc
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Yesterday the CG said it was "suspicious"
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What is that cap from? It looks like the bow and flybridge, I am sure someone who owns a boat like that can tell us.
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The boat was a 1981 50' Hatteras. We sold the boat to them last week. They were on the way to Venezuela. It is a tragic thing. The guys on the boat were very nice and all had experance. They had surveyed the boat and then went through the systems, they even went a bought all new safety equiptment before they left. They had a captain (from Miami we think) on board. They left North Myrtle Beach and were stopping in Charleston for the first leg as a shakedown and then were going to run at just above idle to head south.
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Here is a pic of the boat
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The boat was a 1981 50' Hatteras. We sold the boat to them last week. They were on the way to Venezuela. It is a tragic thing. The guys on the boat were very nice and all had experance. They had surveyed the boat and then went through the systems, they even went a bought all new safety equiptment before they left. They had a captain (from Miami we think) on board. They left North Myrtle Beach and were stopping in Charleston for the first leg as a shakedown and then were going to run at just above idle to head south.
When you say "they" left, how many were onboard? You may want to contact the coasties with such info.
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Donzi,
Was the boat kept at Docks Holiday marina?
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We have been talking with the Coast Guard and family of the buyer. I saw this when it was posted and never put 2 and 2 together til we got a call from the Coast Guard. I could tell from the photo it was an older Hatteras. Not everyone ws outside when they left but it is believed that there was 4 on boats. I was not personally involved in the sale, one of our other brokers sold it.

Yes, the boat was at Doc Holidays, for the survey and while they got her ready she was behind our office at Harbourgate.
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Where did it say that a ship hit it??
What about an explosion??
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Maybe on autopilot?
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Wow, waiting to hear the final outcome.

That looked like a very seaworthy vessel. Must have been a traumatic event to cause this kind of damage. Did this boat have gas or diesel engines?
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Gas engines on a 50' Hatt?
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Those pictures make it look like it went through the props. Even the painter line on the raft is slack. It wasn't just holed and sunk. It was torn apart.

Very sad, very scary. RIP.

Reports said they recovered one casualty. They must have been wearing a pfd.
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The paint marks on the bow made me wonder if it came in contact with a barge.
Frightening no matter what.
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