Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14

The November issue of Soundings magazine presents a five page article on the rescue of the Sean Seamour II crew and a section with early findings on the investigation of the ACR EPIRB, unit that not only ceased to function less than two hours after initiation, but its “unique” hexadecimal code had been duplicated into another ACR EPIRB that mislead the US Coast Guard into believing it was a false alert.

This EPIRB section of the article (not presented here) details the early out-of-date findings and interviews that by nature includes substantial errors, since the journalist’s writing the investigation has advanced by leaps and bounds, for the safety of all I will publish these corrections and findings in the near future.

Extracted from Soundings Magazine, November 2008 issue..

The Crew of a 44-foot cutter narrowly survive a knockdown, a 360-degree roll and, ultimately, the loss of their boat in a fierce Atlantic storm..

By Douglas A. Campbell Senior Writer

There was no conversation in the saloon of the 44-foot cutter Sean Seamour II, where the crew had retreated to ride out the huge storm waves one spring night in 2007. A drogue had been deployed on more than 500 feet of line, and a reefed storm jib was keeping the bow pointing downwind.

Outside, the storm howled, and mountains of water loomed 70 feet above the stern. Inside, only Rudy Snel’s voice occasionally broke through the roar, which had become background noise. Wind speeds were consistently reading above 70 knots. The 62-year-old Snel sat at the chart table and let his new friends know whenever there was a gust of more than 80 knots.

Ben Tye, 31, was sitting in the curved settee behind the oval table to port. Jean Pierre de Lutz, 56, the skipper, a citizen of the united States and France who owned the center cockpit Beneteau, was in one of the cushioned seats to starboard. As seas pounded the port bow with frightening frequency, Snel, a retired school teacher, remained at the nav station long enough to announce a high gust of 85.5 knots. Then he went back to the aft stateroom to nap. His rest would be short-lived; the following near-death experience would be anything but../… go to Death’s Door at http://www.greenboatbateauvert.com/sean-se...s2/deaths-door/ or http://artseaprovence.blogharbor.com/blog/...17/3934657.html

seanseamour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
Retired Mod
Lighthouse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Home Port: Durban
Posts: 2,984

Link to the earlier thread about the loss of the yacht "Sean Seymour" - HERE

The World Cruising & Sailing Wiki

Help to build this free, online World Cruising Guide.

"Built by cruisers, for cruisers''

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: Most sections
Lighthouse is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Litton Epirb Battery Replacement Needed berniekatchor General Cruising Forum 2 03-27-2009 03:08 PM
Rust Problems... Kuapaa General Cruising Forum 17 07-27-2007 01:24 AM
Any Advice On Epirb Selection? Velella General Cruising Forum 3 06-30-2007 11:48 AM
Ken's Epirb @ 5pm PST Trim50 General Cruising Forum 22 02-01-2007 08:37 AM
Reminder - EPIRB changes imported_admin General Cruising Forum 0 01-15-2007 03:18 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0