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Old 11-06-2012, 16:29   #1
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Super Yacht "Blind Date" Explosion

Explosion reported on board of the coast of NJ. No idea as to the cause yet but although injuries are reported it looks like everyone has gotten into the lifeboats.

BBC News - New Jersey boat blast 'causes injuries'
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Old 11-06-2012, 17:01   #2
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Re: Super Yacht "Blind Date" Explosion

Boat went down 17 miles offshore. Sat phone call to local CG reported 21 onboard, all got in life rafts, 7-9 injuries, there's been no further contact. It's now 6:50pm EDT they've been on water 2 hrs, CG hasn't located boat debris or life rafts yet. There are 7 helos and multiple small boats involved with search.

As I listen to news updates, I'm asking myself why they haven't located the scene yet. I would think that EPIRBS would be involved and they'd have good location data by now.

Local newscaster raised possibility of crank call, CG is treating it as real event.
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Old 11-06-2012, 17:15   #3
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Re: Super Yacht "Blind Date" Explosion

Boat has been for sale for a while as new boat was being built - Just sayin'.
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Re: Super Yacht "Blind Date" Explosion

USCG saying it might be a hoax. If it turns out to be a free advertising campaign for the boat owner I hope the damn thing gets taken of them.
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