Posted on October 23, 2019 by Chris
On the day of the event we left on an overnight cruise with 6 souls aboard. The vessel began taking on water after being at sea for about 14 hours. While the crew bailed/pumped water out, I turned the vessel back, took the sales down, and headed toward the closest port under motor power. USCG was made aware of the situation but was in a stand on mode as the situation seemed managable. Close to the chanel the situation continued to escalate to an unmanageable state. USCG was hailed via VHF MayDay call and the ACR epirb activated. USCG arrived onsite within 20 minutes and saved all souls aboard as the vessel sank. Weather was clear, with a south/south-east wind of roughly 15-20 knots, and a wave height estimate of 6-8ft.
Words of wisdom
Be prepared. We never thought this would happen to us but were well prepared just in case. Had it not been for our safety equiptment and the USCG we would not be alive. Sure equiptment like the EPIRB is expensive but totally worth it.
Thank you note
Thank you so much. You product kept us alive!