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Old 30-09-2009, 07:08   #1
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American Samoa Tsunami . . .

Anybody know how the cruising boats in American Samoa fared when the earthquake and tsunami hit there? It didn't sound like it was too bad at first, but the latest reports seem to be much worse.
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Old 30-09-2009, 07:39   #2
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Our friends on the Dorthy-Marie were fine on the north side read Earthquake and Tsunami Warning | Living the Dream
Others not so fine read NZ Herald Pictures: Tsunami brings terror to Samoa, Tonga
and Living & Learning Aboard the Good Ship Learnativity
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Sent emails to a couple of friends in the Tonga area. No word back yet.
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Noonsite: Breaking News - American Samoa Earthquake & Tsunami
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http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=13641

Above is an account from a cruiser in the harbor.

I remember that harbor so well. I came in there single handing from Bora Bora years ago and chose to tie off on a friends boat, rather than stop at the nasty concrete pier. I got some grief about it at check in later, but it was way better than having my boat get knocked around there. I can't imagine being tied to it in the middle of the night with a tsunami. I can't imagine how scary that must have been.
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sorry i see mine was a duplicate.
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TAREUA Thanks for the link, riveting.
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