USS Port Royal aground on a reef. No excuses. Poor watchstanding, navigation and piloting. Result: Loss of command.
On 2 June 2009, the Navy disciplined four Port Royal officers for the grounding. In a hearing presided over by Vice Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, commander of the United States Third Fleet, John Carroll was given non-judicial punishment for "dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel." Port Royal Executive Officer Commander Steve Okun was also given non-judicial punishment for dereliction of duty at the same hearing. In a separate hearing, Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, imposed non-judicial punishment on two other, unnamed Port Royal officers and an enlisted seaman for dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel.
USS Guardian aground a reef.No excuses. Poor watchstanding, navigation and piloting. Result: Loss of command.
The U.S. Federal Government has apologized for the incident and have relieved from duty four officers, Lt. Cmdr. Mark A. Rice, his executive officer and navigator Lt. Daniel Tyler, the ship's assistant navigator and the officer of the deck at the time of the mishap. "The initial investigation findings clearly indicate that (the four) at the time of the grounding did not adhere to standard US Navy navigation procedures," the Manila Bulletin quoted the U.S. Navy as saying. The U.S. Government has acknowledged that the grounding was entirely preventable and caused by human error and a failure of leadership to provide adequate oversight and direction in planning and executing the Navigation Plan
"If the quickest route takes you through reefs or shallow water, you follow it, There’s no such thing as being more careful, You’re out there to win a race.” - Ken Read
“We are offshore in the middle of nowhere, and on the chart, if you don’t go on the maximum zoom you can’t see anything.” - Charles Caudrelier
I've been reading people making excuses for this mishap left and right. Just stop it!
It's ludicrous to suggest New York as a sailing venue.It make absolutely no sense to hold an event in a place that is the media and finacial center of the United States, has hotels, restaurants, shopping, tourists, and a natural ampitheater that can accomidate a few million of your closest friends. What a dumb idea!
Besides, Larry doesn't want his galley slaves to be distracted.
The Truc 12 is simple, has beautiful lines, and appears to sail well. I'd love to take one out for a sail. Unfortunately, I have never seen one in the United States. So it looks like I'll just have to continue to daydream..unless someone out there has one and wouldn't mind letting me take a spin.
note: this boat has been on my mind since 2009....also, I'm a sucker for wooden boats.
Orange deux? $60! A dinghy that was desinged for San Francisco Bay. I love Bay boats (Cal 20s, El Toros, Olson 30s, Wylie Wabbits, etc).
Yeah, I know, some troll out there will tell me that it's only worthy of scuttling and being turned into a reef. My question to you is, have you ever sailed a Banshee? If you haven't, shut the f#ck up!
The film above documents Frank Dye's second major sea passage, a Norwegian Sea crossing from Scotland to Aalesund, Norway, Dye and his crew, Bill Brockbank, narrowly survived four capsizes and a broken mast during a Force 9 storm. In Ocean–Crossing Wayfarer (1977), written with his wife Margaret, Dye recalled the scene: "It was impossible to look into the wind. It was screaming and the tops of the waves were blown completely away, feeling like hail. Within our limited vision the whole sea seemed to be smoking. Just to see such seas break away on the beam was frightening – 25ft of solid water, with another 12ft of overhanging crest above it. It was only a matter of time before we got one aboard."
When the inevitable happened, both men hauled on the warps, frantically trying to pull Wanderer through the crest: "She rose gallantly, but it was an impossible position: she seemed to be rising at 60 degrees and there was still a 15ft crest curling above us. Down it came and we were driven bodily under. With ears roaring under immense pressure, and swallowing water, I fought back to the surface, only to find Wanderer was lying bottom up."
After three more capsizes, Dye reflected: "Possibly we were the only people alive to have taken an open dinghy through a Force 9 gale, but we felt no elation, just a reaction of wetness, coldness and extreme tiredness." The pair recovered the mast from the sea, made a jury rig and went on to make landfall in Norway without further incident.