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Dive Boat Sinking Traps 3

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,498
    5,589
    It says they didn't have time to get a mayday off, and I guess did not have any other means to signal the emergency. All 11 survived...

    From BBC News - Diver rescued from Lowestoft sea feels lucky to be alive
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  2. counterpoint

    counterpoint Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: bay area, California
    35
    5
    Wow. Lucky people. Life boat watched it happen too. Now that's timing.
     
  3. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    5,889
    741
    The only thing that would make it better would be video from the RNLI. What fortune they have having one of the best trained outfits pretty much on scene.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,498
    5,589
    I don't know how cold the water is in the English Channel, but I think it's pretty chilly, dry suit diving - and they were in their undergarments: "we only had our undersuits and things on" I don't think they would have lasted long had that Lifeboat not noticed them so soon, even if they managed to stay afloat, "bobbing around for hours."

    I am surprised that a boat of that size didn't have a PLB that activates as soon as it hits water.
     
  5. themagni

    themagni Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada's Pacific Southwest, BC
    431
    171
    10-12 minutes til corpsicles, most likely. Admittedly, I haven't been in THAT part of the Atlantic, but I've been in the part that hates you for being warm blooded and wants you to die.

    It is weird. They should have an EPIRB on there.
     
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  6. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    3,208
    1,532
    Good thing their drysuits weren't half on, too, it seems. Very lucky souls.
     
  7. rickgillyon

    rickgillyon Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Whitley Bay, UK
    27
    9
    Around 15C this time of year (59F).
     
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