Somebody's day on the water ended abruptly...

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by bigbruce, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

  2. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Active Member

    crazy. you have to watch out for those Americans in the big boats. lol. Canadians too.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  3. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    That was intense! The last guy barely made it out. The boat looks to be okay though, that should buff out.
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  4. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Wow, and reading some of the responses is even more incredible.

    Someone on there blaming the stationary boat captain for not attempting to move his vessel. Yikes.
  5. fishinforever

    fishinforever Member

    He was anchored I believe
  6. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    You can see his kicker moving, TR1?
  7. agentaqua

    agentaqua Well-Known Member

  8. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    That was scary...
  9. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Someone should be going to jail
  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's some kind of criminal negligence.
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  11. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    That has happened here off Victoria too a few years back.
  12. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    And that's why you should always wear a lifejacket, pfd regardless of sea conditions or whether you are moving or stationary...
    Shit happens...
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  13. Englishman

    Englishman Well-Known Member

    Really scary. I hope this never happens to any of us in our local waters (or anywhere for that matter). And yes, reinforces my habit of always wearing my life jacket!!
  14. mcallagan

    mcallagan New Member

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  15. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Ten years ago something like this nearly got me when fishing close to home. Luck and some good boating skills from the boat that came close saved the day. That incident caused a bit of an uproar but all in all things worked out. The lesson that I learned was to have a "horn in a can" nearby and at the ready on my boat.
  16. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Yes it did in our area within Sooke/Metchosen. Clear sunny day!
  17. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Not to hijack but wasn't the Becher bay accident with the Grady white in the fog ? The one off Constance was 2 well known guide boats again in the fog. No one was killed thank god. There's no excuse for the Buoy 10 accident the video should seal the deal.
  18. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    The one on the bank was not in fog. The boat that got hit saw him coming but thought he was coming over to chat as they were all working a big group of customers. It wasn't until the last minute that the boat that got hit realized he wasn't slowing down and only had time to dive into the cabin out of the way.
  19. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    In this case with the posted video I think I would rather not have my life jacket on. I would want to be able to jump over and get down below the props. It was lucky the guy running kept a straight heading once it was to late to avoid the allowed the people in the other boat to jump to starboard with some confidence it would get them out of harms way. Could have been a fatality if he spotted the boat at the last minute and swerved right...
  20. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Running on plane coming into the mouth of a river, where there are boats anchored or back trolling off their kicker? no common sense there.

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