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Old 17-12-2018, 22:07   #1
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Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

Not sure what they were doing out there in December. Looks like the boat has a torn jib, but otherwise no apparent damage. No power maybe?

https://globalnews.ca/news/4771508/r...als-emergency/
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Re: Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

Other than a blown head sail she looks ok would love to know the reason for abandoning.

The water is not to rough just cold. The masthead and steaming light are on .
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Re: Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

What becomes of the boat? Is it sunk or tagged, or just left to drift?

Or did they tow it in?
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What becomes of the boat? ....... Or did they tow it in?
By helicopter?
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Re: Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

"located about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax"

In December in the North Atlantic in a yacht? someone needs their heads testing.

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Likely thought 15metres was big enough and strong enough.. but forgot to take design into account.
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Likely thought 15metres was big enough and strong enough.. but forgot to take design into account.
I see what you did there.
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By helicopter?
Did you click on the link? Very first thing Is what looks to be giant coast guard boat next to the sailboat

My question stands
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Other than a blown head sail she looks ok would love to know the reason for abandoning.

The water is not to rough just cold. The masthead and steaming light are on .
I dont know mate.. the way those wave tops are bursting looks pretty wild to me.. also the height the pics taken from and the trick of the camera to diminish reality suggests that the couple of seconds captured in the picture hides a lot.
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Very first thing Is what looks to be giant coast guard boat next to the sailboat
Grey - probably one of the HMCS (navy) that assisted in the rescue, not coasties.

Just as a side note, "HMCS Glace Bay, HMCS Summerside, CCGS Cape Roger, a United States Coast Guard aircraft, a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and a vessel of interest assisted in the rescue ..." I'm counting about 200 - 300 people involved in saving these four. Although some of them were probably minimally involved, say radio relays or standing by, people on the deck of vessels or in the aircraft were taking actual risks. Let's not forget that real people will risk their lives for your foolishness.
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I dont know mate.. the way those wave tops are bursting looks pretty wild to me.. also the height the pics taken from and the trick of the camera to diminish reality suggests that the couple of seconds captured in the picture hides a lot.

Currently the average wave ht in that area is 6-7M and could have been more when that pic was taken.


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Re: Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

Is there an official report that is made public after these incidents? On the Global page a person leaving comments says her husband was on HMCS Glace Bay and that it was crazy out there. I can imagine the sea was wild and more than they could handle, but it looks like the boat was handling it OK. So, besides the foresail, how was it disabled to the point of abandoning and why? Lost rudder? More info would be useful. It seems to me there have been quite a few boats abandoned and people rescued off NS this year.
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Re: Four crew rescued from disabled sailboat off coast of Nova Scotia

Doesn’t take log on this forum for the abuse and minimizing of conditions to be hurled in the complete absence of any facts.

“ water is just cold not rough”. Did you notice how the aft section of that navy ship in the background is completely hidden in the deep trough behind the sailboat? That picture is a good example of how waves are often understated by pictures. No navy ship, no trough.

“People risk lives for you foolishness” You apparently know where they came from and how they got there and and that they were obviously being foolish.
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Doesn’t take log on this forum for the abuse and minimizing of conditions to be hurled in the complete absence of any facts.

“ water is just cold not rough”. Did you notice how the aft section of that navy ship in the background is completely hidden in the deep trough behind the sailboat? That picture is a good example of how waves are often understated by pictures. No navy ship, no trough.

“People risk lives for you foolishness” You apparently know where they came from and how they got there and and that they were obviously being foolish.

If they have only lost the jib , and there is no damage on the rudder i really see why they had to be rescued.
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Doesn’t take log on this forum for the abuse and minimizing of conditions to be hurled in the complete absence of any facts.

“ water is just cold not rough”. Did you notice how the aft section of that navy ship in the background is completely hidden in the deep trough behind the sailboat? That picture is a good example of how waves are often understated by pictures. No navy ship, no trough.

“People risk lives for you foolishness” You apparently know where they came from and how they got there and and that they were obviously being foolish.
It appears they were rescued south of 45N (my neck of the woods), and I just checked NAIS (12/18/2018), which shows not much happening below 53N at the moment:

https://navcen.uscg.gov/?Do=popImage...218_NAIS65.gif

However, sure does appear to be a "frosty Titanic pal" on the horizon in the far left side of the photo. Hard to tell, my eyes are getting old.
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