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Old 24-04-2012, 08:03   #1
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"Triple Stars" Found

Cruise Ship Discovers Abandoned Yacht | Bernews.com

I guess this just further illustrates how the safest place to be is on the boat. Triple Stars has survived skipperless for sometime time now.
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Old 24-04-2012, 08:09   #2
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Yes. But this is part of a sadder story and the boat wasn't really adandoned for the normal reason people adandon their boats and nothing was wrong with it.
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Old 24-04-2012, 08:29   #3
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Re: "Triple Stars" Found

Yes rather sad circumstances.
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Old 24-04-2012, 08:50   #4
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Yes. But this is part of a sadder story and the boat wasn't really adandoned for the normal reason people adandon their boats and nothing was wrong with it.
Yes, I agree... very sad. I guess, as one who is a novice at sailing, I was just impressed with how a sailboat on the ocean can survive on its own without anyone sailing it. But, it is hard to divorce this point from the tragic circumstances.
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Old 24-04-2012, 08:52   #5
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Its good to see a cruise ship captain not too bothered about keeping to a schedule in order to investigate a small boat adrift.
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Re: "Triple Stars" Found

Captains stop and investigate. Hmmm

Mods: not a troll, just seeing the irony.

AAMOI, the weekly cruise and container ships between Bermuda and the East coast have participated in many rescues.
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Sad, I guess the wife thought that inside the bimini she would be safe?
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Re: "Triple Stars" Found

...it may be an over simplification, but again...perhaps if she had been clipped on....they would have made it on down to Bermuda and now be happily cruising the Carribbean...tragic.
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From what I remember on CF, and i could be wrong. She had just come up from below decks before a wave caught her.

Intensely sad story. They had a very long history together and had ample experience.
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Cruise Ship Discovers Abandoned Yacht | Bernews.com

I guess this just further illustrates how the safest place to be is on the boat. Triple Stars has survived skipperless for sometime time now.

The boat still looks in good pretty good shape except for the sails. The article did not give a location even generally where the boat was found (unless I missed it). Finding it adrift in the "Atlantic" does not really narrow it down.
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Old 24-04-2012, 19:08   #11
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Re: "Triple Stars" Found

Think if I was on board the Cruise Ship, might have been tempted to jump overboard and go for a swim. A very nice boat to be floating around the Atlantic abandoned. From the pictures, looks to be ready to unfurl the jib, raise the main and get under way.
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Yes, she was below and was washed overboard immediately when she came into the cockpit.

Very, very sad story. And she share's my wife's full maiden name.
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I had read that she was about to clip on in the companionway as she came up. The seas were very large and a wave knocked the boat sideways and she was thrown out. Horrible timing and the husband is devastated, I cant imagine the mental anguish and horrifying feeling he must have been subject too. make all the jerkish comments you want.
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