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Old 20-01-2017, 04:22   #1
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Leopard 48 vs unlit fish farm

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So who pays for the damages and other costs involved in a situation like this? Is it legal (in that location) to place an unlit obstruction in the ocean ?
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Old 20-01-2017, 13:18   #3
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Have to say, as nasty as that was, the boat stood up pretty well. Some serious damage but it could have been much worse.

As the Leopard 48 is one of the boat I am considering, that speaks well for it.

Not so much for fish farms however
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Old 20-01-2017, 15:29   #4
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Some questions come to mind - the fish farm was unlit, but was it charted? Was mayday the appropriate distress call to make, if there was no immediate threat to life or loss of vessel? Would also have been nice to know up front what part of the world they were in. Had to wait until almost the end of the video to discover the port they got towed in to. Looks like they are in the Canary Islands.
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Wow, that really sucks, but glad everyone is ok. What a nightmare. Kudos to you, as you handled it very well. I hope it all works out for you, and are back out cruising soon. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Old 20-01-2017, 18:53   #6
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rudder in drum arrangement looks better.
we make the traditional rudder as strong as hell and the strength turns around and bites us.
Engine rooms flooded but nothing further? good design and good build then.
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Old 20-01-2017, 19:13   #7
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Wow, we've hit things in the middle of the night, but thankfully nothing like this. Thanks for sharing.
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Kudos to the coast guard and what appears to be a well built and designed boat.
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Yes thanks for sharing. Ill be in Canaries later this year and now know to keep an extra better watch at night around there. Is it a common thing or a one off these unlit farms do you know?
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Does anyone know if those fishfarms throw much of a radar reflection?

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Does anyone know if those fishfarms throw much of a radar reflection?

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I bet they do. The ones along the NE coast of Brazil are much smaller above water and they did show in radar
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Some questions come to mind - the fish farm was unlit, but was it charted?.
I have not been in those waters for a while but I remember having seen a chartlet with the "poligonos" within which there are permits to install fish/mussel farms.
That said, that does not mean that the specific thing these guys hit was located in a permitted area.
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I bet they do. The ones along the NE coast of Brazil are much smaller above water and they did show in radar
what type of radar? any type would pick them up?
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According to the Youtube description, it appears that it was charted, but that it was over a mile from where it was supposed to be. I too, wonder how that goes about being paid for. I assume they're insured, with such a boat, but I wonder if the operator of the farm is held responsible or if they get off on some technicality somewhere.
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Wow, that really sucks, but glad everyone is ok. What a nightmare. Kudos to you, as you handled it very well. I hope it all works out for you, and are back out cruising soon. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Ditto!.. You did a really good job, stabilizing the situation and taking care of family first.
Also well documented and even if Farms were on the charts, they should still require perimeter lights by law

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