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Update: Theories in $10 Million Yacht Capsize

A little over a week ago, we posted about a 90′ yacht, valued at around $10 million, which capsized and sank on her launching in Anacortes, Washington. Since then there has been no definitive determination as to what caused the … Continue reading

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90′ Yacht Sinks at Launch

How is your day going? It has to be better than the unfortunate folks at Northern Marine in Anacortes, Washington, who had a 90′ expedition motor yacht roll over and sink when it was launched last Sunday. Rescuers and first responders had … Continue reading

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The Sewol Tragedy — Stability , Loading and Roll Period

It is not always easy to decipher the news being reported on the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry Sewol , which capsized in the Yellow Sea on April 16, leaving more than 300 dead or missing.  There have been … Continue reading

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USS Oklahoma — December 7, 1941 And Beyond

On the morning of December 7, 1941, USS Oklahoma was moored at an outside berth in the inner harbor at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor that day, the USS Oklahoma was directly in the flight path of … Continue reading

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Second Migrant Boat in a Week Capsizes Near Lampedusa, 221 Rescued, at Least 27 Dead

For the second time in roughly a week, a smuggler’s boat overloaded with migrants from Africa has capsized in the Mediterranean off Sicily, near the island of Lampedusa.  At least 27 died, but 221 were rescued from the water.  The … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Fish For – Marlin Capsizes Fishing Boat

Perhaps the old adage, “be careful what you wish for” should be “be careful what you fish for.”  That was the lesson learned recently by a group of marlin fisherman off the coast of Panama after their intended catch capsized … Continue reading

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Second Refugee Boat Bound for Christmas Island Capsizes, Merchant Ships Rescue 136

A  boat loaded with asylum seekers has capsized in Indonesian waters about 107 nautical miles north of Australia’s Christmas Island. The boat is reported to have had 150 passengers and crew aboard.  CNN is reporting that 136 have been rescued by two merchants ships. … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers Boat Capsizes North of Australia’s Christmas Island – 200 Believed Aboard

With a sad familiarity, another overloaded boat, filled with desperate asylum seekers trying to reach Australia’s Christmas Island, has capsized in Indonesian waters. Up to 200 people are believed to have been aboard the vessel when it capsized.  Indonesia’s search and rescue authority … Continue reading

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At Least 114 Dead After Ferry MV-Shariatpur-1 Capsizes in Bangladesh

Yesterday, the MV-Shariatpur-1, a ferry crossing the the Meghna River, just south of the capital, Dhaka, in Bangladesh, collided with a cargo vessel in early morning darkness. The ferry capsized and sank, killing at least 114 of the more than 200 passengers believed to be aboard. … Continue reading

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The Knockdown and Capsizing of the SV Concordia – the Official Report

We recently posted that Transportation Safety Board of Canada has concluded that poor training played a role in the knockdown and capsizing of SV Concordia.  The official Marine Investigation Report examines the events leading up to the capsize in some detail.  It … Continue reading

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Not Your Father’s America’s Cup – Plymouth Capsize Club

The old days before Facebook or even the internet, the America’s Cup races were sailed on stately 12 meters in the light air of summer off Newport, Rhode Island. The most exciting thing I ever saw a twelve meter do … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Warm-up Capsize

A few weeks ago, New Zealand sailing legend Russell Coutts predicted an exciting America’s Cup series, sailed in high-tech catamarans.   The racing may be more exciting than Coutts originally intended. Yesterday the AC45 catamaran  being sailed by Coutts pitchpoled (capsized … Continue reading

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Escaping from Libya, Overloaded Boat Sinks, 250 Passengers Missing

A boat overloaded with migrants sailing from Libya capsized south south of the island of Lampedusa , off Sicily, early today.   Fifteen are confirmed dead and between 130 and 250 are believed to be missing. Migrant boat sinks off Italy, up to 250 … Continue reading

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