Wrecks On Wednesday: Spanish Ship Splits In Half. (Moving Pictures)

Wrecks on wednesday


What happens when your engines give out and you're next to a seawall? Munchola!

The Spanish cargo ship Luno collided into the sea wall at Anglet, after its engines failed. More at the BBC and

Fish On Fridays. Marlin 1 - Fishermen 0

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Marlin sinks boat! Actually, the captain screwed up:  
"Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish.

One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation.

Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away. "

Those guys are going to have a hell of a fishing tale to tell. For some reason, I don't think the captain will be getting that many charters in the future.

Hat tip Tim Zimmerman | Quote from Wooden Boat Forum | Photos: Marlin Magazine

Wednesday Wipeout! (Oracle Faw Down An' Go Boom)




"To be seaworthy, a vessel must be able to defend herself against the incursion and peril of the sea."- C. A. Marchaj.

Mr. Spithill, thanks for pushing the boat to the limit, your wages will be garnished starting with your next paycheck.

It's a good thing that Mr. Deep Pockets has money to throw around and can fund this endeavor.

hat tip to my lawn guy