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Old 04-07-2011, 04:42   #1
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Tourist Boat Sinks in Mexico

Boat with 44 people, mostly Americans went down in an electricsl storm after leaving San Filipe on Saturday. 23 missing. That's all I've heard.
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Re: Tourist boat sinks in Mexico

See CNN report at Tourist boat, with Americans on board, capsizes off Mexico coast - CNN.com

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:11   #3
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Re: Tourist boat sinks in Mexico

Kudos to the crew for getting life vests to passengers. Some survivors were able to swim to shore.
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Re: Tourist boat sinks in Mexico

Mexican navy: US man dies in Baja boat accident
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100' Fishing Charter Sinks

One Dead, 7 Still Missing After Chartered Fishing Boat Capsizes Off Baja Peninsula - ABC News

This is not good. The boat looked like it was modified for tourist fishing. But it is hard to tell.
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Re: 100' fishing charter sinks

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One Dead, 7 Still Missing After Chartered Fishing Boat Capsizes Off Baja Peninsula - ABC News

This is not good. The boat looked like it was modified for tourist fishing. But it is hard to tell.
The news reports also identify it as a catamaran, but in the photos it sure looks like a monomaran.
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Sinking in Gulf of Cortez

An "El Torito" sank the 115-foot sport fishing boat "Erik" in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California, whatever) earlier this week. "El Torito" is a a quick-moving storm causing raging seas pounded by lightning and strong winds, "typical" of the area.

The boat sank in the middle of the night after two waves hit it. The first turned the boat on its side, and the second turned it over, causing it to sink in 200-foot waters.

My yesterday's local paper shows a photo of six happy men, taken just before the multi-day trip was to begin. Of the six, two survived the sinking, one is dead, and two are still missing. One of the total of seven still missing organized the trip which included 27 of his friends and relatives. A total of 44 had been on board. Survivors either swam ashore or were picked up by fishermen and the Mexican navy.
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Re: sinking in Gulf of Cortez

Gee, I thought some west coast cruisers spent time in the Sea of Cortez. Guess not!
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