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72’ Viking Sinks Off Port Canaveral

Old 10-06-2018, 11:06 AM
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Default 72’ Viking Sinks Off Port Canaveral

A friend who is a technical and recovery diver told me he is working a salvage on a 72 foot Viking in about 130 ft of water off of Port Canaveral. The story is that the boat hit a telephone pole (30 footer) and ripped the prop and shaft off the bottom of the boat.

Anyone hear about this or know who it was?
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:17 AM
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Just made a call. Will know more shortly.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:47 AM
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Damn.........Hope everyone got off OK!!
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Scary!
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:02 PM
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I think it was that guy who needed a large insurance payout.
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please post GPS numbers
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God bless all involved. Hope everyone is ok!
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:33 PM
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I hope all are safe.As far as to what boat and where it is out of wouldnt your friend know as he is working the wreck.
And as the other poster asked,please give the gps numbers.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:53 PM
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I haven’t been able to get numbers as I haven’t been able to get in touch with him. I assume he is still on the scene maybe. He did say it was about 12 miles off Port Canaveral.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:15 PM
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I have to say, one of my biggest fears is tagging something like that in open water. At least with storms and lightning, you can run and duck on most cases, but the thought of running over a container or other large floating object is just freaky. With most emergencies, you can make some measured decisions and take some measured action, but something like that requires immediate and critical thinking/action.
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Good friend hit one last year during the day. Just below surface and he hit it long way, not perpendicular. The boat tried to pole vault. It went down. Fortunately he wss mega prepared: epirb, sat phone. Raft, ditch kit.
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Originally Posted by rybovich18 View Post
Good friend hit one last year during the day. Just below surface and he hit it long way, not perpendicular. The boat tried to pole vault. It went down. Fortunately he wss mega prepared: epirb, sat phone. Raft, ditch kit.
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If it went down in 130 feet it would be 21 plus miles out.


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I haven’t been able to get numbers as I haven’t been able to get in touch with him. I assume he is still on the scene maybe. He did say it was about 12 miles off Port Canaveral.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:57 PM
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A few yrs back had a coworker going fishing one morning, sun just coming up
bass boat
Brackish lake a river emptied into, lake Maurepas, flows into Ponchartrain
hit a floating tree, lengthwise.
Went down length ( prop marks later showed)
Root ball launched the boat
He pushed away from it as it went vertical
Went into water feet first
Feet sunk in mud bottom. And stuck... Inflatable life vest popped him out

when he surfaced he saw the boat tumbling, and fuel tank go thru side .of boat
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^^^^
Daaamn

I was on the bridge of a jack up barge in LA around dusk one night about 18 years ago. Looked off to port and saw what appeared to be a capped off well, or small platform, sticking less than a foot above the water. GD thing was maybe 50ft away. It would have shit all over our evening had we struck it. That state has some menacing waters. I once sucked up an airplane tire around the wheel of a 47' crewboat. The work boats use them as fenders, and occasionally they fall off.
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Any update to the story, have found it nowhere else.
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Originally Posted by tbaxl View Post
Any update to the story, have found it nowhere else.
Translation please.
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No news.
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Originally Posted by C3D View Post
I think it was that guy who needed a large insurance payout.
130 feet isn't deep enough for insurance 😎
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It's blowing 20+ all week. Unfortunately, she won[t be raised anytime soon.
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