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Old 16-01-2020, 10:56   #1
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A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

A catamaran that sunk in 2011 next to the Marquesas, due to a collision with a whale was found back (so remained half submerged all the time) :

https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/polyn...lu-668315.html


No casualties at the time of the accident (German crew), but they were evacuated from the boat.

note : Didn't find any English news about it.
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

Wow, is that from Ua Pou to Rapa? 1100 miles and hit the tiniest bit of land going...
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

That's quite the photo of the not-sunk catamaran at the time of the rescue!

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Wow, is that from Ua Pou to Rapa? 1100 miles and hit the tiniest bit of land going...
Indeed, found back in "Rapa iti" or "small rapa"
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

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That's quite the photo of the not-sunk catamaran at the time of the rescue!

With a funny caption (google translated):

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Their 12-meter catamaran sank quickly. It would therefore be this boat that was found off Rapa a few days ago, more than 7 years after the sinking.
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With a funny caption (google translated):
Below the press release at the time of the accident :

https://www.tahiti-infos.com/Collisi...es_a27163.html

At the time clearly they sought it had sunk (or at least the press release author ..)
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

It was sunk. It sank. Actually, it didn't sink. Sorry. Too many years grading papers, no enough beer.
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It was sunk. It sank. Actually, it didn't sink. Sorry. Too many years grading papers, not enough beer.
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

Not speaking French at all - am I correct in guessing a whale hopped on it?

https://www.tahiti-infos.com/Collisi...es_a27163.html
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Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.

Ahhh, no. The photo is of course a stock photo showing a breaching whale in fairly close proximity to a yacht. The title of the article has the word collision in it.

It would be interesting to hear what damage was caused to necessitate a rescue though. Flooding of some sort, perhaps the hull was breached? ( yeah, that's a pun)


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