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Offline Tunacious

Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« on: February 21, 2021, 06:09:32 PM »
A good reminder to all of us.
Wear your life vest.

What a tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing yesterday afternoon.
Three fisherman survived and one did not.
One of the survivors is still in critical condition.
I’ve been asked several times today; how this could happen?
The conditions change all the time with wind, visibility, tides, height of the swell, and how close the swells are to each other.
This boat was very familiar with the bar.
These are actual photos of the accident.
I imagine the first wave spun the boat around. The second wave rolled the boat.

It happens this fast.
Your in the water.













« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 06:29:58 PM by Tunacious »
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Online beancounter

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 06:26:00 PM »
Sad thing

Offline amazing grace

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 07:07:46 PM »

Damn, a terrible day. Prayers for the crew and their families. Good work by the rescuers.
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Offline Norcalfish80

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 07:35:31 PM »
Extremely sad to see. Not sure if loss of power or what but a boat parallel to a large breaking swell will capsize. Prayers for the crew and their family.
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Offline wedocq

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 07:45:24 PM »
Good god! I would be too chicken to cross in those conditions! I hope everyone else lives to tell the tale.  :1zhelp: :anyone:
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 08:34:45 PM »
Extremely sad to see. Not sure if loss of power or what but a boat parallel to a large breaking swell will capsize. Prayers for the crew and their family.

I know the area.
I can’t imagine the boat got sideways without a wave pushing him that way.
The blue boat you can see in the background belongs to my buddy.
My buddy warned him 30 seconds before the accident that he was to close go the South jetty.
It was to late.
The south jetty has sunk over the years.
The shallow water above the sunken jetty causes breakers.
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2003 130 Honda

Offline amazing grace

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 09:00:38 PM »
Based on the photo's Walt that makes sense that was too far over. You can clearly see that in the pix.
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Offline xplorz

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 07:20:02 AM »
Tragic.

I've only been across that bar a few times via charterboat with a big group from work. That bar almost scares me more than the Columbia River bar.
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Offline Kimbrey

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 07:24:32 AM »
That looks like a nasty bar or at least one area is very dangerous.  There's a video on youtube of a fair sized commercial boat getting rolled.

The boat looks well maintained but it sure looks like he was storing a bunch of weight high.  Crab shots and buoy set-ups...not that it would have mattered here.  Looking at his exhaust it looks like he had the engine in the smoke hole trying to get out there.  What a bummer and terrible with the loss of life.
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Offline mijo

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 07:34:13 PM »
Those swells look huge. That is a tough life. Totally respect what they do.
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Offline croaker stroker

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 07:46:37 PM »
Maybe he was in panic mode trying to power away from the rocks.
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Offline Pdxmgunner

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Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 07:52:23 PM »
Agreed, have to respect those guys. I did notice an inflatable raft mounted in the picture. Any idea if it deployed or was of any help to the crew? I am just curious, the breaking swells probably made that useless anyway but I wonder if it deployed?

Offline Koopa253

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 08:54:08 AM »
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 11:52:06 PM »
Agreed, have to respect those guys. I did notice an inflatable raft mounted in the picture. Any idea if it deployed or was of any help to the crew? I am just curious, the breaking swells probably made that useless anyway but I wonder if it deployed?

Somebody I know spotted their life raft that had been deployed on the rocks the next morning.

I’m not sure if some of the crew made it into the raft before the boat capsized or not.

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Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 02:16:23 PM »
Wow, that's interesting.  Looks like it worked..

Online martin3

Re: Tragedy on the Garibaldi Bar Crossing.
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2021, 02:37:41 PM »
That is horrible to see.

The life raft was likely released automatically by the Hydro-static release.
I believe I can see the mechanism attached the to the liferaft on the house roof.
They way it was mounted leads me to believe it was set up for auto-release.



 

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