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Old 31-07-2013, 06:34   #31
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Re: Russian Navy found Abandoned Sailboat

It has been known for quite a while that Russia equips its fleet with abandoned sailboats, preferring to mount a 40mm machine gun on the foredeck. They prefer Bennies or Bavaria and restock every year in the Bermuda Triangle.
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Old 31-07-2013, 07:07   #32
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Well hats off to the Russian Navy at least they seemed to do a thorough investigation and inspection of the craft and actually towed it. At best the boat may be reunited with the owner. At worst there is one less abandoned sailboat floating around in the Atlantic. Hope the crew gets to enjoy a few beers and other beverages from the abandoned boat for their efforts. Which is more than other countries seem to do these days.
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Old 31-07-2013, 14:20   #33
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According to Russian News, the boat was delivered to Havana.
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:27   #34
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Reply from Norvegian Embassy:
Thank you for your concern and notification. The Embassy has contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Norway and informed them about the case. They then looked into the case and found out that the boat, which is called “Embla”, was evacuated earlier this year, on May 5, 2013. Two French persons were evacuated because of steering problems. These persons are both fine.
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Ya...amen...Lets put it this way. You try to be as pro-active as possible. I know you are like myself...a hands on guy. Maybe these two were better at hands on the EPIRB than make-shifting an emergency rudder.
And yet I recall one of the sailing narratives I've got from the '60s or '70s where the rudder is busted off for some reason, but they aren't sinking, so they throughbolt the head door to some lumber and mount it on the transom.

I recall it was nasty and kept needed to be rebuilt (which implies that every part was lanyarded to the rail for retrieval), but they got that boat to the nearest repair place, fixed the rudder and kept going.

Wish I could remember whether it was the Hiscocks or the Neales or someone like that.
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I heard the owner was spearfishing his breakfast. Imagine his face to see it on the horizon tethered to a Ruskie naval vessel when he resurfaced. JK
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It has been known for quite a while that Russia equips its fleet with abandoned sailboats, preferring to mount a 40mm machine gun on the foredeck. They prefer Bennies or Bavaria and restock every year in the Bermuda Triangle.
Very funny!
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I heard the owner was spearfishing his breakfast. Imagine his face to see it on the horizon tethered to a Ruskie naval vessel when he resurfaced. JK
Love the pic! Is that you in the dink?
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It's tough because the point of the forum is to talk about things, but at the same time it's frowned on if you speculate too much.
The usual MO is to post a long moan about folks speculating and a plea to wait for all the FACTS to be known........to claim the moral high ground (at least in own mind).

.....and in the second paragraph, to do exactly what others have done with ideas about what "they" would do based on the same imperfect info as everyone else .

But that's the internet for ya .
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