Friday, May 23, 2014

Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat

Just like Capt. Ed.  But you might want to make sure it floats up right first.

New yacht capsizes upon launch in Anacortes
A brand-new 85-foot yacht built by Northern Marine Industries in Anacortes capsized Sunday night immediately after being launched near 30th Street.

A half-dozen boat-builder personnel were on board and had to be rescued. No one was seriously injured.

Police Capt. Lou D’Amelio said the boat was getting launched for the first time around 9 p.m. Sunday when it began to roll onto its side in shallow water. As it began to roll, several people went into the engine room to adjust ballast.

It continued to roll, and the engine room began to flood. Most of the workers on board were easily rescued, but one man was trapped inside.

Anacortes officer and Navy veteran Scott Ray used an ax to chop out a port hole and rescue the man, D’Amelio said. The man was treated for minor cuts and scrapes from being pulled through the port hole.

Ouch! That's gotta hurt both the people who were having the yacht built, and the boat builders.

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