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Old 02-24-2006, 08:48 AM
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Default That sinking feeling. Yacht goes down in Bahamas

2/5/06.
The 124' Trident Yacht "Princess GiGi" (ex. Full Bloom) goes down 60 miles N.E. on Samana Cay in the central Bahamas. It was reported that the garage door (where the toys are kept) failed or the engine room door was left open. Carnival Cruise Lines "Glory" diverted course and rendered assistance.
I have been following talk on a yachting board & there are two captains talking about their experience with the yacht. One of them quit the first day on the job because of "unsafe conditions". The yacht was only a few yrs old.

On another note, "Electra", a 100 foot yacht hit the reef entering Liford harbor. A storm kicked up that night & the aluminum hull broke in two.
Not a good month for the yachts in the Bahamas!
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:09 AM
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Can you say OUCH! Hope old Goldberg didn't have the insurance policies on those puppies
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wow, you can see the liferaft in the first pic.
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did it barrel roll? is that a stepped hul?
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I am just curious but leaving a door open seems like the compartments would be sealed off just incase, either way WOW, who is the MFG??? I bet their worried, this won't be good for sales

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Note to self," Keep Garage door on Yacht closed"
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Is that going to be the new diving attraction this summer for the Bahamas?
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Man that sucks, I guess it about the equivalent of having your home burn to the ground.....everything lost.
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