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Beatrice grounding no real reports

Beatrice grounding no real reports




On the main forum Shell Hunter showed some photos and a link to the grounding of this boat on 7/31. I read the account by the "skipper" in the comments of the Hatteras Rescue report. That account was pathetic, and it seems strange to find little reported by the local news.

Is the boat just being left to break up ?


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RE: Beatrice grounding no real reports




What was pathetic? He does not have the money to pay for the salvage so he allowed the company to exercise salvage rights on the boat.


RE: Beatrice grounding no real reports




What was pathetic? He does not have the money to pay for the salvage so he allowed the company to exercise salvage rights on the boat.

Alexy


Not the first time this has happened. The Gypsy Dane met the same fate on Avon Beach about ten years ago.


RE: Beatrice grounding no real reports




What was pathetic? He does not have the money to pay for the salvage so he allowed the company to exercise salvage rights on the boat.

Alexy



Besides the scrambled english and verbiage, how was he able to even be allowed to pilot the boat.
With no follow up reporting, one is led to believe this is a regular occurrence .


RE: Beatrice grounding no real reports




It is a very normal occurance.
Until very recently there were almost no requirements for licencing or training to recreationally use/drive or pilot a boat. Even now the training is more of a boater safety course rather than actually learning skills other than bouy marker types and simple right of way procedures.
In Squid Pro Quo's example he gave of the Gypsy Dane the owner and pilot had bought the boat and sailed it south to where it ran aground just below Avon where it was grounded. In that case also he had no training or insurance and gave the boat to the salvage company rather than pay for the recovery.
Below is a pic of a sailboat that washed up soundside behind our house in 2014. Again it was salvaged. 4 years later it still sits pulled ashore at Scott boatyard across from Pops in Frisco.




RE: Beatrice grounding no real reports




I wonder if NPS decided not to fine the sailors who landed at Cape Point inside a nesting closure? It’s supposedly a $5,000. fine.

It happened in the dark overnight, was posted to facebook by Hatteras Island Rescue Squad who stated the sailors were taken in to shelter and fed via US Coast Guard.

If I recall one report correctly, it said the sailors ran off the island rather quickly and that may have to do with NPS and the closure/fine.

The only “pathetic” part to me is having to worry about a $5,000.00 fine on a public beach...




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