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    Update on Tug vs Sailboat Incident Jan 26



    Tug Arthur Brusco in push mode




    Okay, here's what we have learned:

    The sailboat was approximately 26' long.

    (Law officials will not release names of victims or boat until investigation is completed)

    1 male, 1 female in late 40's

    Call by tug on 16 came down at 3:11, rescue was on scene at 3:20

    Tug was indeed outbound and towing barge, sailboat sailed between tug and barge.

    The sailors were knocked off the sailboat by the collision.

    Boat sank almost immediatly

    Both were wearing lifejackets and were treading water when rescue arrived.

    They were mid channel, closer to Marin side, near Point Diablo, yet still in the jurisdiction of SF County.

    Seas state was 6-8 foot swell, wind 15 to 20.

    Both sailors were transported to Horseshoe Cove, seen by EMS but refused transport to hospital.
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    sailboat took route least traveled between tug and its tow? no further comment BUT you can imagine what AH am thinking!! at least they were wearing lifevests!

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    AIS Track: Tug Arthur Brusco

    The AIS track of the Tug Arthur Brusco from Saturday is at: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/def...013 2:41:00 AM

    Note that the date/time is UTC, not local time.
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    So what kind of boat was it? Was it racing? We used to sail between tug and tow back in the day...against the rules now...
    A little disorganization goes a long way toward fun sailing.

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    well, if you're a light vessel and the towline is underwater, but......

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    They were light 40' IOR boats....and yes the cable sags pretty far....
    A little disorganization goes a long way toward fun sailing.

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    Totalling-out a boat like that and walking away from it is a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment.

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    For sure!
    A little disorganization goes a long way toward fun sailing.

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    Gladde to here tehy're alle ritghe. Soundes licke a Mack Greygger 26 exe.

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    I'll be they never try passing between a tug and its tow again.

    I would not be surprised if were unaware they were connected, assuming the barge was under its own power.

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