Thread: Sad day on the water in philly
07-07-2010, 08:40 PM #1
Sad day on the water in philly
Earlier today an amphibious tourist bus/boat with 35 passengers and 2 crew lost engine power and drifted into the path of a tug propelled barge on our local river. The barge drove over it, flipping the boat and sinking it.
Fortunately the crew knew they were getting hit and the passengers grabbed life vests right before impact. 35 of the 37 were rescued. 2 are still missing and presumed dead.
Strange as it may sound. This morning i was having a conversation with my father(non-boater) over who has right of way rights on the water. Powerboats, sailboats, commercial traffic. I explained to him that commercial ships can't and won't stop. You get out of the way or get run over. 3 hours later, i see this on t.v and he heard it on car radio. He calls me and says. Are you watching the news. Can you believe that? I said. "Told ya". Pretty eerie coincidence.
07-08-2010, 12:58 AM #2
Yes that is very sad.
It's very impotant to remember,the larger the craft,has the right-of -way. The large ships do not stop or turn.
PWC are the smallest and most manuverable and have NO right -of-way.I hope everyone Stays safe and out of the way this summer.
07-08-2010, 11:10 AM #3
Very sad news!Without changing topic,i had a similar story,we were talking at work about that huge skyscraper in Hong Kong and "imagine an elevator failing from that height" when a few days later,it did in fact drop from 6 or 7 floors!That really freaked me out!
07-08-2010, 10:11 PM #4
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