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yvest 16-01-2020 10:56

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.

Tillsbury 16-01-2020 12:17

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...

Dsanduril 16-01-2020 12:28

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!

https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/image...e_3-983441.jpg

yvest 16-01-2020 13:31

Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tillsbury (Post 3056808)
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"

mglonnro 16-01-2020 13:33

Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dsanduril (Post 3056814)
That's quite the photo of the not-sunk catamaran at the time of the rescue!

https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/image...e_3-983441.jpg

With a funny caption (google translated):

Quote:

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.

yvest 16-01-2020 14:11

Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mglonnro (Post 3056846)
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 ..)

tkeithlu 16-01-2020 14:28

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.

Dsanduril 16-01-2020 14:33

Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tkeithlu (Post 3056869)
It was sunk. It sank. Actually, it didn't sink. Sorry. Too many years grading papers, not enough beer.

Clearly:whistling:

Hardhead 17-01-2020 10:31

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

BigBeakie 17-01-2020 18:02

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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riki 22-01-2020 03:19

Re: A catamaran that "sunk" in 2011 found back.
 
Looks fine, just slightly overloaded :whistling::biggrin:


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