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Old 26-04-2014, 10:07   #1
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Blue Pearl Sinks

The 49 foot Blue Pearl, which is registered in the U.K., has sunk 900 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Reports are that the boat was literally bashed to pieces by 25 foot waves that broke up the bulkheads and sunk it. Google (or DuckDuckGo) "Blue Pearl" and "Coast Guard" to find many articles. The coast guard redirected a freighter to effect a rescue, and all hands survived.
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Old 26-04-2014, 10:19   #2
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Old 26-04-2014, 10:25   #3
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If I ever have to be rescued, I want to be as lucky as they. The freighter was only 35 miles from them when they capsized. Even the dog was rescued (a jack russell terrier). They barely had time for the shock to set in, I imagine.
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East of Newfoundland makes it sound like to early in the season especially this year.

ABC news says 750 miles NE o Bermuda which seems more like a standard crossing for this time of year, perhaps a few weeks earlier than average. Wonder if any other yachts weathered the same storm?
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Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 people, dog - News Nation - Boston.com

Interesting article. It would be nice to get some more details on the boat. i.e age, condition, maintenance, etc..
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Does that mean it wasn't a blue water boat? Very glad that all survived!
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Got a sneaking suspicion it was an Atlantic 49... dunno why..
Glad all are safe and well...
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So I guess it's not always true that the boat can take more abuse than the crew. Glad they all were rescued. Sounds like they had an EPIRB in their leaky raft. The EPIRB probably saved them all.
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Got a sneaking suspicion it was an Atlantic 49... dunno why..
Glad all are safe and well...
Not too much of coincidence, Boatie?

Why do You think this (sneaky) way???

Most important all are O.K.
Are the dogs admitted to visit Bermuda ???
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Tragic. Very happy to hear that all survived.
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If it is an Atlantic 49 it was a boat built in Greece primarily for the charter trade.
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Old 26-04-2014, 12:13   #12
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If it is an Atlantic 49 it was a boat built long ago in Greece, primarily for the charter trade, by the builder of Alpha 42.
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If it is an Atlantic 49 it was a boat built long ago in Greece, primarily for the charter trade, by the builder of Alpha 42.


Interesting. I was wondering what sort of boat has a bulkhead blow out in "25' seas and 40 mph winds". Assumed it was a woodie. Never heard of a glass boat breaking up like that.
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Interesting. I was wondering what sort of boat has a bulkhead blow out in "25' seas and 40 mph winds". Assumed it was a woodie. Never heard of a glass boat breaking up like that.
I do not know if Boatman is right with his guessing.
For me it would be a little strange, as Atlantics were rather heavily built.
On the other hand it could be worn out by decades of charters and lousy upkeep. Who knows?

Let's wait for some real info regarding the boat.
It can appear to be Jeanneau 49 for example, or even a "project" boat
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Guess you've never sailed a Hunter Nth of Bermuda...
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