Friday, January 21, 2011
Unfortunate incident in Marina
This big launch has met with a mishap in the marina. During the night a mooring rope broke and allowed this big launch to slip in under the walkway within the Picton Marina, slowly the tide came back in trapping the bow beneath the walkway which is not a floating walkway, it is in the older part of the Marina.
The stern of the boat is now sticking up out of the water and bow is under water, soon the sea will flood into the launch if it is not rescued. Hopefully the tide will turn and go back out again before that happens. The walkway has also been lifted about half a metre too.
It is an overcast drizzly day and quite cold for a summers day, not a nice day for the owner to find his flooded launch sinking at his safe mooring within the Marina.
Eventually the tide did turn and the boat was ok, it didn't actually sink.
All of this unfolded right in front of our house, so we had a grandstand view.