Are dangerous business.
As anyone who loves the sea, and all her moods, will tell you.
And in the immortal words of Chief Brody, sometimes your, “Gonna need a bigger boat.”
[via CBSLocal] NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It looks like the tale of this fishing trip wasn’t quite over.
In August 2008, Scott Douglas, of New Jersey, and his brother-in-law were fishing off Nantucket, Mass. in dangerous high seas.
They were thrown from his 26-foot pleasure boat, the Queen Bee, but survived after swimming two hours to shore.
“There were times when both of us didn’t think we were going to make it,” said Douglas. “Everything had to go our way. It was a miracle.”
Because of the treacherous conditions, the Queen Bee was left behind and Douglas thought it was the last time he’d see the boat.
However, it turns out the Queen Bee is still hitting the seas. The boat was found on Jan. 17 just 20 miles off the coast of Spain.
Officials said the boat was intact but rusted and covered in barnacles. [Read More]
Whereas with other times…
A SMALLER boat?
Definitely far more applicable.
[via Daily Mail] Incredible images emerged of a hulking freighter wearing mangled pieces of a steel bridge on its bow after a collision in southwestern Kentucky Thursday night.
In the pictures, the 312-foot Delta Mariner idles, still partially in the bridge’s path, and clearly looks much too large to fit beneath the aging Eggner Ferry Bridge, which crosses the Kentucky Lake Reservoir.
The cargo vessel was carrying space rocket parts for the United Launch Alliance, intended for a vehicle that was scheduled to be shot into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Two sections of the bridge, which is the only route across the lake and the Tennessee River, collapsed after the crash.
Unbelievably no one was injured after the collision, though one driver described the harrowing experience of slamming on his breaks and stopping just a few feet short of oblivion after finding the bridge suddenly stopped. [Read More]
She’s just so contradictorily fickle, when it comes to boats though,