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Old 03-08-2006, 02:07 PM
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How do you have a collision with a 633 foot freighter?



THREE FISHERMEN RESCUED BY COAST GUARD

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Three fishermen were rescued by the Coast Guard after their fishing boat and a freighter collided 55 miles east of Cape Fear, N.C., today.

Larry Potter, Tom Smith and one unidentified crewmember were aboard the fishing vessel Lady Ann when the accident occurred.

Coast Guard search and rescue controllers here received an electronic distress call from the 44-foot fishing vessel Lady Ann at about 12:30 p.m. After issuing an urgent marine information broadcast in the area of the distress call, a fishing vessel reported hearing over their radio that the Lady Ann was taking on water after the collision with the 633-foot Turkish-flagged freighter Barbaros Kiran.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and a Navy helicopter was diverted to the scene. Soon after, the Lady Ann's captain, Larry Potter, reported that the flooding was under control and the crew would proceed to their dock in Southport, N.C. The helicopters were called off the search.

The fishing vessel remained in radio contact with the Coast Guard and at 2:49 p.m. the crew reported they were taking on too much water and were sinking. The Coast Guard helicopter returned to the scene. A Marine Corps helicopter from Cherry Point, N.C., also headed to the boat's position.

The Coast Guard helicopter arrived at 3:30 p.m., and began hoisting the crew. The men were taken to New Hanover Hospital, in Wilmington, N.C., and are reported to be in good condition.

The Coast Guard will investigate the cause of the collision.
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"How do you have a collision with a 633 foot freighter?"

1. Starting from a sitting position, bend over forward as far as possible.
2. Close your eyes tightly.
3. Insert your head as far up your butt as possible.

Only way I can think of.......

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:30 PM
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were'd that come from???????? i never saw that here before
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:40 PM
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Bailey Boat - 3/8/2006 2:22 PM

"How do you have a collision with a 633 foot freighter?"

1. Starting from a sitting position, bend over forward as far as possible.
2. Close your eyes tightly.
3. Insert your head as far up your butt as possible.

Only way I can think of.......

No sh!t. I wonder who the genius was that called off the CG then had to call them back. How could you think that you were OK to travel back inshore 55 miles after colliding with a freighter.... then not be ?
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:49 PM
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Glad no one was hurt, I bet there is an interesting explanation to this one...
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maybe the fishing boat had the right of way...
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:56 PM
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restricted ablity to manuver!!??
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Maybe they were catching so many fish, they did not pay attention to the current situation. Freighters are quiet, as most of the noise is behind them. They don't sound their horns alerting you either.
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LMFAO

You guys are funny!!!


But, you know, I think "gofish" might be on to something.


Probably all three of those guys are sitting at home right now thinkin': "I sure as hell ain't goin' fishin' again with THOSE stupid mf's."





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Old 03-08-2006, 09:39 PM
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Ain't never seen one on the water myself, but they gotta look like a brick wall comin at ya, getting bigger every minute.
Wow, how do you miss that, they must have been really preoccupied.
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Years ago, a friend in I were fishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in a 16ft. tri-hull, near the channel, when a sub came through - we got the HE$$ out of the way before that thing got within 1/2mi.. Doesn't look too bad from a distance, but the 20-yr. old ones put out a heck of a wake!

I give a WIIIIIIIIIIIIDE "right-of-way" to ANY of the "big boys"!

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How does a commercial fishing vessel collide with a freighter?? Very easily...

1. A small boat dissapears on the horizon very quickly from the helm of a freighter. A freighter also has a large radar blindspot.

2. The crew of the fishing boatg could have been asleep, drunk, stoned, you name it. possibly never saw it coming until it was too late.

3. Same with crew of freighter.

4. A lot ofpeople forget about the bulbous bow, or "boat catcher"

On more than one occasion, a freighter has shown up in port with a fishing boat wedged in the crook of the bulbous bow and the crew had no idea where or when it happened, and than it even happened until the pilot points it out.

Some of the best fishing spots are in the fishing lanes, thats why you have to be carefull when you are out there....
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scoffshore - 3/12/2006 12:55 AM

How does a commercial fishing vessel collide with a freighter?? Very easily...

1. A small boat dissapears on the horizon very quickly from the helm of a freighter. A freighter also has a large radar blindspot.

2. The crew of the fishing boatg could have been asleep, drunk, stoned, you name it. possibly never saw it coming until it was too late.

3. Same with crew of freighter.

4. A lot ofpeople forget about the bulbous bow, or "boat catcher"

On more than one occasion, a freighter has shown up in port with a fishing boat wedged in the crook of the bulbous bow and the crew had no idea where or when it happened, and than it even happened until the pilot points it out.

Some of the best fishing spots are in the fishing lanes, thats why you have to be carefull when you are out there....
Thanks foir the info. I never would have thought that the small boat would have remained lodged over the bow . . . learn something new every day.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:31 AM
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Believe it or not the boat did not sink and washed ashore on the SE NC coast a number of days later after drifting an estimated 77 miles.
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