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Old 03-07-2011, 01:33   #1
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Man and woman rescued as boat drifts on to rocks on Great Barrier Reef off Gladstone | News.com.au

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Wow, sad this happened to a nice boat! Not that I would want it to happen to a derelict anyways. Hope they are able to recover it. Seems it was blown there as I can see the main was reefed.
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Re: Yacht on reef off Queensland - crew OK.

this doesnt add up it says and i qoute the news report by the 45 yr old man that they had issues with the mast breaking but by the pics the mast seems to be still standing i bet and its my theory only the got lost and if they did get into trouble one why didnt they use the engine if they lost control of the sails to help ?
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I also thought the reporting a bit strange.
However it was the first report I saw, there may be a more detailed explanation in the next few days.

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Re: Yacht on reef off Queensland - crew OK.

yes the report which you posted does not make sense if it was he who said those words some thing fishy here ? and by the report they sent up there flares at 7.15am from there lift raft so i suspect they ran aground long before this time in the dark ?
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Re: Yacht on Reef off Queensland - Crew OK

Several odd things here. First, seems odd that they would be there if going into Bundy as reported. Second, Llewellyn is only about 45 miles from Gladstone, not 90 as reported.
As others have said, mast and mains'l look ok in the picture.

Proabably another example of excellence in reporting of things nautical.

Incidentally, many folks take the pass between Llewellyn and Fitzroy on their way into Gladstone from seaward. The area is accurately charted, but not marked at all... still not a difficult passage with a functioning GPS, even in the dark.

Anyhow, we'll likely get some better info in time, and meanwhile, I'm sure that we all feel for these poor folks, no matter what the story. Glad they are ok.

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Re: Yacht on Reef off Queensland - Crew OK

So, for those in Oz -- any further news?

Ann and I are still wondering, and can't find any further reference to this event.

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So, for those in Oz -- any further news?

Ann and I are still wondering, and can't find any further reference to this event.

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Hi Jim,
Nothing further. The picture I posted is from the rescue chopper, so apparently authentic.

This may just pass into history.

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Re: Yacht on Reef off Queensland - Crew OK

I too have seen this reported many times but nothing new as to what really happened. A short bulletin on the TV news did not mention the mast breaking, only saying that the mainsail had been badly torn, which may have neccessitated putting a reef in.

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Not sure but it looks a bit like a Swanson 42.
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