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hardensheetmetal posted 03-26-2001 07:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
Over the weekend i saw a news report about a 21" CG patrol boat that had capsized on the Niagra river. two of the crewman were thrown into the water and died. i saw several quick shots of the boat being pulled from the water and it looked to be an Aluminum center console type boat, It took a four foot wave head on and became swamped. it is unfortunate that the CG's use of Whalers has declined so much in recent years, I think that a tragedy like this could be easily avoided.


dgp posted 03-26-2001 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Wonder I that's one of the Safe Boat brand boats that supposedly the CG is buying like hot cakes? Don
Keith Silliman posted 03-26-2001 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Keith Silliman    
The following is excerpted from the news clips I get at work. Two of the crew died:

The crew had started the patrol at 7:45 p.m. Friday and had come around a buoy in Lake Ontario and were headed back toward the mouth of the Niagara River when a 4-foot wave swamped the boat and ejected all four of the men into the water about 8 p.m. A search was launched about 9 p.m., after the crew had failed to respond to radio calls, and all four were pulled from the water about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

The four men were wearing dry suits. Under normal conditions the 4-foot wave would not have been a problem for the 22-foot boat, which has a rigid hull and a inflatable pontoon around it for buoyancy and is powered by a outboard motor.

Is there a problem using fiberglass hulls in extremely cold water, where chunks of floating and submerged ice can be encountered?


triblet posted 03-26-2001 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The news reports said it was a RIB,
and the picture I saw on some news website
showing the boat hanging by the bow eye was
consistent with that.


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