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Old 25-06-2024, 06:51   #1
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Video Shows Boat Barreling Towards Beachgoers, Crashing Into Shore
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/24/b...orth-carolina/
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Old 25-06-2024, 08:04   #2
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Power boater is my strongest cuss word.
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Old 25-06-2024, 10:00   #3
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Quite right. I never assume there is someone at the helm when a power boat is approaching my boat. Had a few close calls. Suspect some might be down below gaming, watching tv etc..

How with seven people onboard this boat is it that no one noticed the boat was getting close to the coast. Would be interesting to see the report on this incident.
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Old 25-06-2024, 12:35   #4
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Good thing they had the radar turned on to warn them of....of...of.....
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Before you dump on all power boaters for not maintaining an adequate lookout...
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Old 25-06-2024, 16:16   #6
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Zoom in on this video from a different angle. Watch someone (the mate?) scrambling up the ladder from the cockpit just before impact. And look closely at the forward part of the flying bridge to see someone flip forward at impact. I’m betting the captain with his feet propped up was asleep at the wheel with the autopilot engaged.

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Wednesday (July 3) evening around 2130 in Long Beach harbor a 48 ft powerboat with 11 aboard crashed at high speed into the rock jetty lining the channel into Alamitos Bay. One killed, three critically injured, others with various injuries. Boat sank in shallow water near the jetty. Can only guess. Eleven passengers and crew aboard, barely beyond twilight here, and the boat speeds into a rock jetty w/o it being stopped or turned away somehow? Bizzare. Autopilot and GPS with no lookout? No one at the helm? A vessel at planing speed in a cross wind will make a lot of leeway for which the autohelm will not adjust the vessel’s heading to the resultant waypoint bearing. A vessel heading SE in a SW wind from two or three miles distant of the mark could well make a “leeway-course” running into that jetty.

As above, I never assume a powerboat crossing or coming toward me has a look out at the helm. I rarely assume it for sailboats, but there you have more time to ascertain the situation.
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I once saw a similar boat run hard on the beach after loosing an outdrive, they hit a submerged object 2 miles offshore while fishing. Vessel was taking on water fast. They're options were sink and swim until help arrived or beach the boat. Under power, water was being sucked out of the outdrive opening, so to the beach they went.
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Seems like a lot of sport fishers have no forward visibility from inside (the front of the cabin has no windows).
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I've posted this recent accident before but here it is again. This is an airplane pilot and a boat captain both on Mars I guess.





and this one with a different view of the accident. No attempt to change course by either Captain/Pilot



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Video Shows Boat Barreling Towards Beachgoers, Crashing Into Shore
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/24/b...orth-carolina/
The rumor is that either the captain or a pax had a heart attack, and this was the quickest way to get help. The final report has yet to be released and of course the local news is short on details (and accuracy).

The boat was removed the next day by TowBoatUS.
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D'ye think alcohol was involved here ??
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Maybe. I’m betting on asleep at the wheel. Watch the videos.

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sleeping ? as in "passed out" ??
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Video Shows Boat Barreling Towards Beachgoers, Crashing Into Shore
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/24/b...orth-carolina/
Love when boaters consider auto pilot is auto intelligent steering. Didnt appear that anyone was up top at the helm. Not a sole to be seen on deck.
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