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Boat capsized in pompano beach?

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by deepstops, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. deepstops

    deepstops Blacklight Poster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I've had two people call me to say a vessel engaged in dive charters capsized going through Hillsboro Inlet today. Anyone know anything?


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  2. Fishpie

    Fishpie Instructor, Scuba

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    There's a pic in the Sun Sentinel.......looks like it was a catamaran with outboards.
    SFDH?
     
  3. Zaixon

    Zaixon Instructor, Scuba

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    Just heard about this. Hope everyone is ok :-(
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Could care less if she tried real hard. ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. Jax

    Jax Could care less if she tried real hard. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, Fritz . . . . you need to keep clicking the links, as they update. So sad.
     
  7. voodoo36

    voodoo36 Angel Fish

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    Yes...confirmed that it was the Coral Princess and there has been 1 fatality.
     
  8. tekkydiver

    tekkydiver Regular of the Pub

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    Tough day for trying maneuver the Princess through the Hillsboro Inlet. I wonder if the release forms will hold up?
     
  9. Chad Carney

    Chad Carney Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I was kayaking in the intracoastal near the inlet and saw them tow the Coral Princess back into Hillsboro Bay. Then I followed Seatow to see what they were going to do with the upsidedown 45' Corinthian Catamaran. I saw the captain and mate at the BSO dock but couldn't talk to them. A sad Thanksgiving day on the water.

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
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  10. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    I am sorry to hear this and most particularly that there was a death. Very sad for everybody.

    This inlet is known for large standing waves and often hazardous conditions for small craft even in otherwise generally benign conditions. Is it considered a navigable inlet by the CG? That is a large boat, must have been a big wave, they said a rogue wave, is that so?

    I wish the best for all involved.

    N
     

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