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Old 02-12-2022, 05:57   #1
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Another Cape Hatteras Rescue

USCG rescues 3 adults and a teen off 41 foot sailboat Rojodan off Cape Hatteras in 40 knot winds and 8 foot seas. Use of sat phone facilitated rescue. Boat claimed to be sinking, engines and jib (?) inoperable. Looks like a catamaran.

Story: https://www.wnct.com/news/north-caro...cape-hatteras/
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Not commenting on this. But getting a cup of coffee to watch the show!!
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According to the USCG database, there is exactly one documented vessel with the name Rojodan, and it is a 2009 Lagoon 42. Seems to fit the picture and description.
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CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WITN) -The Coast Guard rescued three adults and a 15-year-old from a sinking sailing vessel Thursday approximately 98 miles from Cape Hatteras.

The 41-foot sailboat Rojodan crew contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina stating that they had lost the use of both their engines and jib.

The Coast Guard was unable to tow the vessel because of the distance from shore and weather conditions with wind gusts up to 40 knots and sea swells up to 8 feet.

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded and hoisted the four mariners from the vessel that had begun taking on water.


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Thanks for that HaywoodJ..
Doesn't the Lagoon have two windows/ports in the Hull.
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Good setting for a disaster - gale off Hatteras. Weren't they able to go down the ICW - 48.56 I measurement? How high is the deck off the water?

Having a sat phone onboard makes for an easy rescue. Might also encourage an emotional crew mutiny. With no engine power and apparent sinking imminent in gale, I suspect some or all were scared shizzleless.

The mid-Atlantic USCG is getting lots of practice this year.
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Doesn't the Lagoon have two windows/ports in the Hull.
It does, I think this is a 420, which frequently had white screens in the windows. There is a blur where I think the aft window would be, and certainly a small portlight aft of that as in the 420. Much harder to tell up by the bow, but the picture is not wonderful.

The CG data for the only vessel of that name (which is in no way conclusive) says manufacturer MIC = CNB, which is Lagoon, build year 2008, model year 2009, length 41', beam =24', which all tie together to make me suspect that is this vessel - but it is entirely armchair sailor supposition - what we are best at here on CF

I think this would a contemporaneous sister ship:

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This is a story of multiple system mechanical failure and/or lack of knowledge on part of skipper and crew. not sea state or wind conditions.
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Probably, but 40 knots and 8 foot seas will scare a lot of people, and almost all sailboats take on water in heavy weather. Does that mean the boat is sinking? Not if you pump it out. I would guess some of the crew wanted to get the hell off the boat in those conditions.

Maybe a sat phone is not such a great idea after all.

And these comments about armchair sailors. Hey, sometimes that means you are smart, safe, warm and secure, looking forward to some comfortable family fun aboard your boat in the summer instead of looking at a $150K loss for a December Hatteras rounding.
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I was out on the water on Wednesday. It was gusts up to that but, no, it was not a sustained gale. It you look at the video you posted you can see that the ocean was not confused at all and those were hardly storm conditions. Again, mechanical failure can cause panic, but this was not that a boat was overtaken by a gale in the graveyard of the Atlantic. Sells papers and draws people to the news with a salacious headline, but really not a big story.
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It does, I think this is a 420, which frequently had white screens in the windows. There is a blur where I think the aft window would be, and certainly a small portlight aft of that as in the 420. Much harder to tell up by the bow, but the picture is not wonderful.

The CG data for the only vessel of that name (which is in no way conclusive) says manufacturer MIC = CNB, which is Lagoon, build year 2008, model year 2009, length 41', beam =24', which all tie together to make me suspect that is this vessel - but it is entirely armchair sailor supposition - what we are best at here on CF

I think this would a contemporaneous sister ship:

That makes sense.. the mast is further forward on the 420 as well.
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So there may be a catamaran floating out there looking for a nice home? What the US policy on Abandoned Derelict Boats?
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I was out on the water on Wednesday. It was gusts up to that but, no, it was not a sustained gale. It you look at the video you posted you can see that the ocean was not confused at all and those were hardly storm conditions. Again, mechanical failure can cause panic, but this was not that a boat was overtaken by a gale in the graveyard of the Atlantic. Sells papers and draws people to the news with a salacious headline, but really not a big story.
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Is that your boat in the video? Your past threads show you have a catamaran and were planning a voyage from Norfolk to the Keys.

BTW, you are misusing the word "salacious." Look it up.
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No need to be so prickly Sailor. I did not intend my earlier posts to challenge your extensive knowledge and seamanship. I was simply pointing out that while the news can make these rescues that interest you so much seem like movies, often there are less exciting details that actually create the conditions for the emergency but those don't sell to readers or viewers. The conditions here on Wednesday, while spirited, were hardly what would challenge a boat like that without some other mechanical issue.
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