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Sebb
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Weekend disaster news

Post by Sebb » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:59 am

Boat capsized crossing a sand bar in Gold Coast.
I don't much experience in boating apart from hiring an unlicensed boat (15hp max), but I can understand enough that it's a bad idea to cross that.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/two-q ... 63a12ea4dd
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Boat on fire in Fremantle.
We hear stories every now and then how boats doing nothing mooring and catch fire. Wonder if there's common cause.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/disast ... 487415.amp
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Re: Weekend disaster news

Post by fishnut » Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:31 am

Crossing a bar is probably the most dangerous thing to attempt without experience and also knowing the water on the particular bar
Far too often we read about fatalities or near misses

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Re: Weekend disaster news

Post by frozenpod » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:07 am

There is no footage of the first wave that killed the motor which is a shame.

Conditions did not look too bad just bad timing.

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