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Old 20 April 2007, 08:22   #1
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Scary stuff - boat found drifting off Australia - table laid - computers running - engine running - no crew!!!

They are starting a search as there is no liferaft on board but they don't even know if it had one - all other safety gear still on the boat. Shredded sail but no other damage.
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They realised it was a Prosport and jumped overboard !
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An update...

Officials have called off the search without finding any traces of the men. Estimated more than 6 days in the water gives no chance of survival. However, family have started a private search.

Speculation is that they fell overboard in rough weather, soon after leaving their port. Maybe you just can't be too careful...
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Speculation is that they fell overboard in rough weather, soon after leaving their port. Maybe you just can't be too careful...
That doesn't sound right. How can the table be laid with food still if the weather was that bad?
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That doesn't sound right. How can the table be laid with food still if the weather was that bad?
That's what I can't work out - and a laptop was left running. Having said that the sail was shredded but no attempts were made to put lifejackets on - surely an obvious step if the weather gets really bad???
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OK then how's about they went for a pre meal swim thinking they were hove too but weren't
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OK then how's about they went for a pre meal swim thinking they were hove too but weren't
Engine was running but yes it does happen!!!
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perhaps bodysnatchers or some sharks took em hostage
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Maybe that nutter who ate the Flare on Dead Calm came back again ?

It is a mystery , nothin on the news at all .
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