[QUOTE=Too bad steam is gone;157034]I read a book about a guy and his wife crossing the Atlantic in a squall a giant tanker runs them down and the man lives and gets revenge by sinking the “Leviathan”. All he saw was the name on the stern. It was fiction but the way the author described the feeling of watching the giant ship go by not even knowing they ran him and his wife over.
I saw a derelict 80 foot sailing vessel 24 miles off Fouchon in May of 13 float by our boat twice. It looked like a nice sailboat which we heard the USCG rescued some guy and his wife off from because his sail wire broke or something. I wanted the capt to let us go over and tow it over to where we were working with the fast rescue boat but he would not make the call. One of the mates said it was at least a 300k dollar boat. All there for salvage but some shrimper probably grabbed her. If things can go wrong in the gulf you all can imagine the North Atlantic or worse, the North Pacific.[/QUOTE]
I think I heard all that on the radio as it happened. It wasn’t the guy’s wife, if it was the same event, maybe his girlfriend … older couple. She really, really, really wanted to get off that boat. He really, really, really did not want to get off that boat. The Coast Guard said both or neither. After she got hurt, or said she got hurt, it was both.
Reminded me of that sailboat in “The Perfect Storm” – you now, the one the Air Force PJs died while trying to rescue folks from? As of a couple of years ago that boat was sitting in a marina in Port Aransas, Texas.
People usually break before well-found vessels do.