Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-04-2008, 02:24   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
Another missing yacht

We had a news break on our NZ TV news last night of a Yacht(sailboat for you US guy's) that may have capsized off the North Otago coast. I what expectantly for an update on tonights news, but nothing. The only thing I could find was this. Search and Rescue to review yacht search | NATIONAL | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz
Has any of the Kiwi's heard anything more on this event. Looks like the Yacht may not exist, but I have heard nothing more.
It will be annoying if it is a Hoax, but on the other hand, they are talking 70kts to maybe as high as 85kts out there tonight, so I wouldn't want to be out there in it.
__________________

__________________
Wheels

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2008, 03:00   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 976
Images: 6
missing yacht

Quote:
Oamaru man Hugh Franklin last night alerted police to what he believed was a capsized 14-foot yacht about 3km offshore.
A helicopter was deployed with night-vision capabilities and local fishing trawler the Jane Marie conducted a three hour sweep of the area on Monday night.
A North Otago helicopter was again in the air this morning searching for the stricken yacht. Marine adviser for North Otago search and rescue John McLellan said nothing to indicate a missing vessel had been found.
"We have no reason to believe that there is a vessel down out there but that doesn't mean to say we're not continuing on watching reports. It's just stood down in the meantime," McLellan said.
Police continued lines of inquiry into the mystery yacht. "What we were looking for was any sign of wreckage or anything blown on to the beach which we would expect to come ashore anywhere,'' McLellan said.
There were parts of wreckages discovered along the coastline but these were not believed to have any connection to the mystery yacht because they appeared to have been there for some time.
"We won't be putting an aircraft up again in the air unless we get further sightings or reports that we need to look in to." Last night, Franklin admitted he was starting to doubt himself over sighting the vessel.
"This is what puzzles me, it was there one minute and the next minute it's not there. It just can't disappear in to thin air," he said.
"I'm beginning to believe I've gone insane."
.................
__________________

__________________
cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2008, 03:07   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Trismus 37
Posts: 760
I thought that when it was first reported it was possibly a small sailing dinghy (laser / cherub or somesuch ??) and that the sighting was not at all positive. Someone thought they saw something.
__________________
Steve Pope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2008, 12:56   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
A sailing dinghy 3Km off the North Otago coast in a Southerly air stream. (Oamaru to be precise) For those that know that area, does anything in that above description seem hard to believe??
__________________
Wheels

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2008, 14:39   #5
Registered User

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Trismus 37
Posts: 760
Yup, there has not been any media update, or reports of wreckage, so lets hope it was a case of seeing something that wasn't there. It happens all the time with UFO's.
__________________
Steve Pope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2008, 17:19   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
Boat: Piver Loadstar 12.5 metres
Posts: 370
It is amazing just how quickly a vessel can disappear under the waves--there one minute gone the next. Especially with a few pounds of lead on the keel.
__________________
Mike Banks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2008, 22:25   #7
Registered User
 
beau's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 757
Images: 1
Mike, you wouldn't be bashing monohulls again would you?
__________________
beau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2008, 16:35   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
Boat: Piver Loadstar 12.5 metres
Posts: 370
I love monohulls--if I was going to sail in really tough conditions I would like a steel Van de Stadt. However--mostly I am amongst coral reefs and tropical seas--so my little trimaran does fine as long as I keep it off said coral--.
__________________

__________________
Mike Banks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emergency crews puzzled by yacht find Yacht Lead sneuman Health, Safety & Related Gear 76 08-10-2008 10:02
What are the magazines missing? AnchorageGuy The Library 46 30-06-2008 05:17
Looking for a paid Mate position on a sailing yacht or power yacht delivery. CharlesFCook Crew Archives 1 19-08-2007 09:33
Missing PM Midnight Rambler Forum Tech Support & Site Help 6 06-05-2007 22:41
C80 - Missing It Sandero Marine Electronics 12 23-05-2006 07:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:19.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.