Q-land boat collision

 A Sailfish 3000, looks like it hit something but stayed afloat

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/two-men-discovered-dead-on-board-a-boat-found-drifting-off-queensland-coast/news-story/7aaf60daf5fc3e859760c4e08f41ca72

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Mate that is a rocky local

Sat, 2019-09-14 16:19

Mate that is a rocky local told me the locals suspect a submerged container. No way of ever seeing that. 

 

As a side note if a sailfish 3000 is 6m long they are even worse than barcrusher at measuring their boats. 

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 Ive never been a real fan of

Sat, 2019-09-14 19:44

 Ive never been a real fan of the Sailfish, finding them rather ugly to my eye.

But the fact it was still floating after such a collision is quite impressive and points to a well constructed boat.
The newer articles point to small islands and rocks in the area, but it certainly is a scary thought.

I have done a few night runs to the Abrolhos which I thoroughly enjoyed, but the stakes are certainly higher.

Condolences to the family, father and son in law I believe

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Flying into something

Sun, 2019-09-15 12:44

 They obv died from the impact inside boat , which reminds me of several boat incidents up north were when people died hitting barges or rockwalls , and also reminded me of a comment a new boater asked me recently , which was why no seatbelts in boats , I replayed more people would prob drown going down with overturned boats , but that's only a guess.

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 Yeah has been several, the

Sun, 2019-09-15 13:05

 Yeah has been several, the Carnarvon barge and Dampier one also off the top of my head

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One of the rules for preventing collisions at sea

Sun, 2019-09-15 16:28

One of the rules for preventing collisions at sea is that a good look out must be maintained at all times.
I agree a semi submerged sea container would be very hard to see especially at night.
Some collisions are very hard to avoid.
Condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in tragic circumstances.