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Yacht Serena III sinks off Ft. Lauderdale

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Ken Bracewell, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    More strange things happening each day. We knew nothing until you posted. I would expect more information to be shared on it within a day or two. I had to laugh at the recovery of the jet ski, dinghy and life raft. Don't think that's probably much consolation to the owners.
  3. Ken Bracewell

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    Unless it's heavily insured… I once had an owner tell me. "if you're going to sink it, make sure it's in plenty of water"
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    Well, 170' or so.
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    122' as far as I could find, built in 2012. Brazilian flag.
  6. olderboater

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    No, depth of 170'. Boat is 106'.
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    13 miles offshore is a lot deeper than 170'. Several thousand feet deeper.
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    13 people rescued with no loss of life or injuries is a good ending.

    What would be the average crew number on a boat like this? 4-8 crew?
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    Same here. Told me there would be an envelope full of $100 bills for me if it happened. I never worked for him again.
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    Yep. That's my thinking as well. So how did they "run aground" as is the reported cause of the sinking?
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    good infrared videos just posted on Twitter from the USCG helicopter. It looks like it went down pretty quick.
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    Maybe running aground is the same as hitting something to the media?
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    Meant 170 fathoms....I was sleepy when I typed it.
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    I didn't see anything about running aground.
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    Typically anywhere from 3-4. I would guess 4 with guests on board, but 5 crew at the most. My guess would be Captain, Mate, Chef, Stewardess. 5th could be a deckhand if doing a lot of tender activities. Boat's kind of small to have a full time engineer but not out of the question. But my guess would be 4.
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    That's a pretty large (and modern) vessel to just sink without the crew knowing why. Wouldn't it have had alarms and watertight compartments?
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    Story goes the boat is only 3 years old. Anybody know if that is true?