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Old 10-06-2013, 00:29   #286
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This breaks my heart. Shame on that captain. How could anyone sail by a liferaft without properly checking it or at least reporting it to SAR so they could send someone to check it. Unbelievable.
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My information is the liferaft is not from Lady Domina! Wheeew! I still think this boat is going to turn up. I am not a guy of religion, but I am a person of extreme faith. Since losing my other half of 26 years many years ago, it has given me supreme guidance. I have seen a lot of guidance on this board, most of it supreme. The other gift we can give is hope for a good outcome. Just a point of view.
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If one decides to go farther to the north of Bermuda, you are pretty much set for making landfall in the UK or one of the Biscay ports. I think they decided, without letting anyone else know, that they had chosen one of the more northern routes rather than trying to sail direct to the Azores.
IIRC, the original plan was to end up in Norway(?) - if that the case would make sense to not faff around with the Azores / Portugal etc if another more direct route is feasible (note to others: I am outside my area of knowledge on Transat route planning - prevailing winds / currents)..........in which case they would still happily be out there . and likely still out of communication with shore.
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This breaks my heart. Shame on that captain. How could anyone sail by a liferaft without properly checking it or at least reporting it to SAR so they could send someone to check it. Unbelievable.
Yeah, that is bad .
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This breaks my heart. Shame on that captain. How could anyone sail by a liferaft without properly checking it or at least reporting it to SAR so they could send someone to check it. Unbelievable.
Given certain ships throw stowaways overboard in teh middle of teh sea, not stoping to check a liferaft is teh least of certain transgressions!!.

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If the above alert was raised by anyone in this thread you would have heard about it (from them) before now, it went out on the 13th of May....nearly a month ago...
The above report actually was sent out on the 01 May and not the 13 May as you thought.

The actual time was 1500 UTC 01 MAY 2013



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So if Lady Domina was in PR on May 3, 2013, that is another reason why that raft is not from the LD, but was it from the Grain de Soleil?
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Sailing Savoir Faire: Life Raft Found In Lady Domina Search Area


While it's hard to tell from the photograph it looks like the liferaft canopy collapsed. From the photo it's hard to tell if there is not a person/body under it without a personal inspection. While someone may leave a sinking boat for a liferaft. I doubt anyone would leave a floating life raft unless they were being rescued. Someone from the ship should have checked this out and not just with a searchlight from the bridge. Wonder what the ships log book says about this find?
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While it's hard to tell from the photograph it looks like the liferaft canopy collapsed. From the photo it's hard to tell if there is not a person/body under it without a personal inspection. While someone may leave a sinking boat for a liferaft. I doubt anyone would leave a floating life raft unless they were being rescued. Someone from the ship should have checked this out and not just with a searchlight from the bridge. Wonder what the ships log book says about this find?
That's pretty disturbing that any ship would just motor on by without checking a life raft out in the middle of the ocean. Our society's respect for life continues to descend.
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Holland America is being asked whether it was reported to Portugal as they were obligated to do. I think Holland America owes the Grain de Soleil something. I talked to Helle who is the girlfriend of Brian, and she said this is not the raft from LD
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Still looking for contact information for Oyvin and the Lee families. Thanks, Tim
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I must say , this thread sure gets bumped

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Wouldn't the CG in Puerto Rico log there contact???

Also, it seems extremely unlikely the yacht and crew are island hopping in the Bahamas, DR or anywhere else. someone would have emailed a friend, updated their Facebook, etc, etc. There is access to Internet almost everywhere and no one would be out of touch for this long.

It would seem to me an underwater structural failure of some sort led to a rapid sinking. While there is not a great deal of info on the vessel, it seems safe to assume it was poorly maintained and probably poorly built.
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SWW914, You wrote, " That indicates trouble out in the middle more than lazy cruising."

Incorrect, all it really indicates is that no HF radio communications took place that were noted. There are some cruisers whose sole means of communications offshore are by radio, and for someone not inclined to be a self-fixer, something as simple as a corroded antenna connection could take them off the air. FWIW

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Is it just me, or does anyone else get the feeling there is more to this story, like a stalking boyfriend or business deal gone wrong, or drug deal. There is so much searching for a boat. And it seems like the boat is enjoying the travel with no idea its missing.
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