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Old 09-06-2016, 23:22   #1
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Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

'Talk about fear': Sailboat adrift off Oregon coast for 3 days | KCBY

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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

I don't understand the "repairs to the boat will take at least 2 months". It was abandoned.
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I don't understand the "repairs to the boat will take at least 2 months". It was abandoned.

Look at the end of the article... there's a pic of the damaged boat at a pier with the people beside it.

So it obviously got towed in.
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Look at the end of the article... there's a pic of the damaged boat at a pier with the people beside it.

So it obviously got towed in.
I assumed that was prior to the incident. Why airlift people off if you are going to tow a vessel?
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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

A $250 investment in a PLB would have eliminated all the angst, no? Or maybe filing a float plan...but don't get this. He lost his steering, OK. The storm knocks out his power... tears his sails up and since he can't steer running his diesel is useless. But then he has enough of a power system to accept a solar charge when the sun comes out? Do you think this is just the TV station taking essential details out of the story?

The last photo of the gallery seems to show the coast guard taking the vessel in tow.
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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

Actually... it says nothing about airlifting anyone OFF of the vessel.

It says a rescuer was lowered onto the vessel to check them out and assure them help was coming.

Then watch the video. Nothing said about being airlifted off. Just the owner standing beside the boat pointing to what broke.
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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

This is just one of many with a similar story off that coast.
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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

It is SOP for the coast guard here to put in a rescue swimmer near the vessel to provide first aid, emergency essentials etc. Then the Cutter gets out there as soon as it can. This story could have ended much differently. I don't know why they didn't have any emergency /backup VHF gear.
I made a similar passage from Astoria to Coos Bay a month earlier. It is rough out there, surprising rough even for early summer/spring. We were over 8 knots downwind with a tiny reefed jib. My staysil is in tatters.
If they had cruised the forums, I reported 20 ft swells with breaking seas. One more use for the sailing forums I guess.
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Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

Excerpt from Latitude 38 article posted today:

"Captain Marc Winn and his crew, Kathy Nurkowski and Todd Holt, were sailing south from Washington to California aboard the 51-ft sailboat Rogue's Scholarship when a powerful storm clobbered them Monday, leaving the big sloop with tattered sails, a broken boom, a fouled prop and no steerage.

For three days they drifted under cloudy skies, with batteries too diminished to broadcast a call for help. After skies cleared on the third day, the boat's solar panel finally generated enough juice for the weary yet uninjured crew to reach Coast Guard watchstanders via their DSC-enabled VHF.

The response was impressive: Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters were dispatched from different Oregon bases, at least one of which put a rescue swimmer in the water to assess the situation and give the sailors a fresh VHF; a C-27J surveillance aircraft out of Air Station Sacramento was sent out to monitor the situation; and the 110-ft cutter Cuttyhunk was sent out from Port Angeles, WA. She towed Rogue's Scholarship toward Reedsport, OR, eventually handing off the tow to a 47-ft motor life boat from Station Umpqua River. "
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Re: Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

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Re: Sailboat That Was "Adrift" Off Oregon Coast

See the thread I posted in the Cruising News Forum:

Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

It gives details and has a photo of the boat (from air).
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Re: Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

They gave them a fresh VHF??
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Re: Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

Can anyone say what that is hanging from the bow of the boat?

Does the boom look broken to you guys?

Was the steering hydraulic?

Seems none of them had the skills to rescue themselves....poor guys.

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No spare sails at all on board? No emergency tiller? No hand held VHF? Makes you wonder. ____Grant.
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Re: Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

Regarding the VHF, if the vessel no longer has a means of communicating, we loan a VHF handheld to allow us to communicate with the distressed vessel. Helps things go smoother and safer. We get it back when the vessel is safely docked or anchored.
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