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Major boat crash in the canal last night

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Ouch .... could've been a lot worse.

 

You have to wonder ... too much speed for the visibility?  That hull is certainly big enough for radar. 

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They said the boat was running around unmanned. Must have got ejected on impact. He hit the #15 Green Channel Marker.

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#15 is right off Hog Island Channel. I believe that one is lit up but you never know it may not be lit anymore.  Still you have to pay attention. 

 

 

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Off duty I hope.  

Lot of mishaps around there,  this year?     3 or 4anyway?

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Last night was a new moon which produces the darkest night of the moon cycle and the most powerful currents too. It was also darker than normal because there was no star light due to the heavy cloud cover. It was a risky night to be out on a boat. I'm very glad everyone survived. Thumbs up to all the rescue people. Nice job. :th:

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Accidents happen I suppose, but the chart plotter doesn’t lie. Simply paying attention to that piece of equipment prevents incidents like this. Not saying this was the case here, but so many people have electronics they can’t operate or interpret worth a damn. I just don’t get it. 

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