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Old 07-02-2018, 05:01 AM
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Bahamas Boat EXPLOSION

Was getting Poofed as I tried to read it . don't know why ... but here tiz ...

American tourist dead in Bahamas boat explosion, several others injured | Fox News

Female American tourist was killed and several others were injured after a tour boat exploded and caught fire Saturday in the Bahamas, officials said.The boat was carrying a total of 12 passengers at the time, including 10 Americans and two Bahamians on board, when the explosion rocked the watercraft. Several people from a neighboring boat jumped into the shallow waters to help, pulling one person to safety, WPLG reported.Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said in a statement that two people on board, both Americans, were airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau where they are listed in "extremely critical condition."

Cooper said that two others on board, one American and one Bahamian, were airlifted to Nassau for treatment. Four Americans were airlited to Florida for treatment, while the others on board did not have serious injuries, according to Cooper."This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends," Cooper said. "We are saddened and our hearts our hurting, but we will get through this together. Your prayers, as always, are needed and appreciated."The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release it provided assistance, transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion.

The Coast Guard's Seventh District received a call about 11 a.m. from the Royal Bahamas Police Force requesting assistance after boaters suffered from various injuries.The Coast Guard said it sent an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew with two medical personnel to transport the boaters to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Fla.The hospital told WPLG one patient, a 48-year-old man with a broken ankle, arrived Saturday night. The names and conditions of the other victims have not been released.The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Exuma branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, according to the Coast Guard.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:04 AM
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From news this AM, explosion occurred at the rear of the boat, probably the inboard fuel tank. One passenger at the rear of the boat had her legs amputated at the hospital.

Sad end to what was going to be an enjoyable excursion.
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Shit...... Some folks I know, about 12 of them, are down there right now. No names given in any of the reports.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Shit...... Some folks I know, about 12 of them, are down there right now. No names given in any of the reports.
https://nypost.com/2018/07/01/us-tou...n-the-bahamas/

An American woman was killed and nine other people were injured when a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas, officials said.

The watercraft was carrying 12 passengers — 10 American tourists and two Bahamians — off the Exumas islands Saturday when there was an explosion aboard and the boat burst into flames, according to the US Coast Guard and local reports.

Video shows the small, white boat completely ablaze, with plumes of black smoke emanating from it.

The video, posted on YouTube and taken from a neighboring vessel, shows swimsuit-clad vacationers panicking and crying as they helplessly watch the roaring flames.

Two people can be seen wading in the waters toward the inferno in an apparent attempt to help.

American Stefanie Schaffer sustained life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition after a double amputation, her family said.

Stefanie’s sister, Brooke, also suffered broken bones and internal injuries, while their mother and stepfather — Stacey and Paul Bender — suffered cuts and bruises.

“On Saturday June 30th the family joined a boat tour to enjoy the sights off the island of Exuma, located about 130 miles south of Nassau,” read a plea from a Go Fund Me page set up to help the family.

“The boat bursts into flames shortly after 9 a.m.”

The woman who died and five other tourists injured in the explosion were not identified, WPLG in Florida reported.

Two people escaped unscathed.

“This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends,” Chester Cooper, an Exumas and Ragged Island Parliament member, said in a statement on Facebook.

“We are saddened and our hearts are hurting, but we will get through this together.”
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Fortunately, I spoke to one of the people I know. They are all safe.
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Jesus............ Poor girl that lost here legs was a dancer. She's still in a coma. Very sad for that family.
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Damn, that sure is sad. I wonder, if it is the fuel tank, how it managed to explode?
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Bad place to have a major medical emergency. I wonder how long it took the Bahamians to get them to Nassau.
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Originally Posted by Yamaha1050 View Post
Damn, that sure is sad. I wonder, if it is the fuel tank, how it managed to explode?
One way is to develop a leak, fuel finds its way to the bilge and something electrical in there ignites it.
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Originally Posted by Yamaha1050 View Post
Damn, that sure is sad. I wonder, if it is the fuel tank, how it managed to explode?
To answer your question, the tank could have had a small, pinhole leak and gone into the bilge un-noticed. Not sure if a bilge pump would ignite the vapors, though.
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I was on Great Exuma when this happened. The emergency vehicles raced past our house on the way to the Barraterre docks. According to the locals and based on the video, it was one of the 4 C's boats. We considered going out with them two days before the accident (we went with another service). I think the boat that exploded was docked beside us at Compass Cay this past Thursday. Very sad day for everyone and we pray for them.
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I was a bit shocked to see this story on the news this morning. What a horrible event and one I'm sure we all fear. Talk about dodging a bullet: I had spent this weekend working on my two outboard engines and found a fuel leak on the high side of a fuel pressure regulator which was spraying fuel onto the intake manifold. I told my wife even though the repair parts will be over $500 that we were incredibly fortunate to have found the leak before it found us.
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The coast guard does not have a base on the east coast?

It seems to cover a lot of water and ground flying out of Clearwater/St Pete
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The coast guard does not have a base on the east coast?

It seems to cover a lot of water and ground flying out of Clearwater/St Pete
Not with C-130s
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Originally Posted by grodywhite View Post
I was a bit shocked to see this story on the news this morning. What a horrible event and one I'm sure we all fear. Talk about dodging a bullet: I had spent this weekend working on my two outboard engines and found a fuel leak on the high side of a fuel pressure regulator which was spraying fuel onto the intake manifold. I told my wife even though the repair parts will be over $500 that we were incredibly fortunate to have found the leak before it found us.
I know what you mean. A few years ago I let someone work on my boat who I thought knew what they were doing. Turns out, they cross threaded a spark plug and it was allowing fuel to escape, which started a small fire that went out on it's on. However, it fried the injector harness in the process. Could have been MUCH worse.
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My sister and BIL are down there now for a vacation. Odds are they are fine but makes you think how quickly things can go wrong.
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Very,tragic all around, I hope these people can recover quickly
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