Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sinking boat

We are always concerned about boats sinking.

But the most recent one did not require a Coast Guard emergency rescue.

It happened right here in the marina.

It was a Fish and Wildlife research vessel.
Just look at that poor researcher's papers floating away. Bet he felt bad.
Guess the boat took in more water than it pumped out.
Good news is that it only dumped about 5 of it's 200 gallons of diesel into the water.
They had it re-floated by 24 hours and off to the service yard. What once was a 2.5 million dollar pleasure boat, turned drug smuggler, then US Governmet property is now rubbish....too much salt water damage to repair, says the paper.
Glad we like the simple kayak experience!

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