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Evan
07-25-2006, 01:49 PM
http://vts.bc.ca/pics/shipsink.jpg


The Cougar Ace had been carrying nearly 5,000 cars from Japan to Canada when it began listing to its port side late Sunday night. The crew sent out an SOS, but the nearest coast guard ship was nearly a day's trip away.

They rescued everyone. That's got to be one of those days when you seriously consider changing your line of work.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=6e41b3ee-71b4-4c62-90bd-81095282bb8f&k=78937

thistle
07-25-2006, 02:20 PM
that would spill their coffee.

how about this ?
trying to land a marlin and got speared through the chest, and dragged under water.- a copy and paste

An angler who narrowly escaped death after he was speared by a giant blue marlin and knocked out of his boat was still recovering in hospital last night – but his father said he expected him to return to sea as soon as he could.
Ian Card was left with a fist-sized chest wound and underwent emergency surgery after the hooked creature struck him during an international sports fishing tournament on Saturday morning.
His mother Elizabeth told The Royal Gazette yesterday that he was still very uncomfortable and was not accepting many visitors at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
His father Alan, who was captaining the boat while Ian acted as mate, said he could see no reason why the 32-year-old would stop fishing following the freak accident during the Sea Horse Anglers’ Club Bill Fish Tournament.
“I would be most amazed if it had that effect,” said Mr. Card, 58, of Somerset.
“It’s like falling off a horse; you get right back on. I don’t know how long it will take him to be well enough. He’s in pain and he’s a little bit groggy but other than that he seems to be okay.”
The marlin – estimated to weigh 800 pounds and to measure 14 feet in length – was cut loose from angler Leslie Spanswick’s line after Ian was pulled to safety from the sea.
“We have to go out there and retrieve the lure we lost,” joked Mr. Card, who operates his 40-foot charter fishing vessel Challenger with his son.
Edwin Hawn, from Texas, the winner of the Sea Horse tournament – who bagged a 532-lb blue marlin and won the top prize of $78,000 on Sunday – has offered to donate some of his prize money to Ian to help him while he cannot work aboard Challenger.
Meanwhile, another competitor picked up a special prize from contest organisers for rushing to help the Cards.
Tournament producer Dan Jacobs said American physician Peter Watson, who was fishing on his boat, the Anita Jean, immediately offered his services when he heard the distress call on the radio.
“He stopped fishing and ran in as fast as his boat would go to provide any assistance,” said Mr. Jacobs. “That’s an incredible act of sportsmanship and care for his fellow man.”
Mr. Jacobs presented Dr. Watson, from North Carolina, with a marine chronometer watch and limited edition art print at the tournament prize giving at Square One, Hamilton, on Sunday evening.
The tournament attracted 30 boats, many from the US. It forms part of the Bermuda Triple Crown Bill Fish Championship 2006.

article here-
http://www.theroyalgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060725/NEWS/107250168

Evan
07-25-2006, 02:45 PM
There is a reason those fish have pointy noses and I'm sure it isn't just to impress the ladies.

A.K. Boomer
07-25-2006, 02:51 PM
I seen that on the news this morning, that ship blows me away at how high it sits int he water,,, esp. now finding out it had a full load of honda's,,, somebody put to many accords on one side:confused:

Evan
07-25-2006, 03:05 PM
that ship blows me away at how high it sits int he water

Cars aren't very dense and don't pack well. You can tell that it never sits lower than that by the bottom paint. The antifouling paint is brought up as high as the Plimsoll Line which marks the maximum displacement on the side of the hull.

Rustybolt
07-25-2006, 03:25 PM
Too much toilet paper.

capperbar
07-25-2006, 05:47 PM
The 2nd stop was to be Tacoma and they will be short 1700 mazdas.
Sav

capperbar
07-25-2006, 05:47 PM
The 2nd stop was to be Tacoma and they will be short 1700 mazdas.
Sav

sasquatch
07-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Ok, Evan, What the heck is a "Plimsoll Line"?:eek:

JCHannum
07-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Ok, Evan, What the heck is a "Plimsoll Line"?:eek:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plimsoll_Mark

wierdscience
07-26-2006, 01:41 AM
Here is a picture of it right side up-

http://www.ibiblio.org/maritime/photolibrary/displayimage.php?album=10452&pos=0


Should be interesting to find out what happened.

Forrest Addy
07-26-2006, 02:59 AM
Famous last words: "Dont forget to set the effing parking brake"

Mark Hockett
07-26-2006, 04:21 AM
Alright, who forgot to put the bilge plug back in at the boat ramp.

Mark Hockett

hornluv
07-26-2006, 02:03 PM
"Ian Card was left with a fist-sized chest wound... His mother Elizabeth told The Royal Gazette yesterday that he was still very uncomfortable"

Hmm. You don't say?

"His father Alan... said he could see no reason why the 32-year-old would stop fishing"

I could maybe think of one particular fist-sized reason.

EricS
07-26-2006, 09:03 PM
and history repeats it self....

http://www.pacificshipwrecks.ca/english/tales_vanlene.html

miker
07-26-2006, 09:25 PM
"senboukyou" squawked the parrot.....It was the kuchibashi full of crackers... he meant to squawk "perisuko-pu". Too late..