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Ship With 42 Tourists Sinks Near San Felipe
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The fishing charter ship "Erick", owned by Gustavo Velez, was reported to have been surprised by a chubaso without rain off Punta Bufeo, near Puertecitos and sank. US Navy aircraft helped Mexican assets in the rescue efforts. There were 44 American and Mexican tourists and crew on board the ship which left from San Felipe. All are reported to have been rescued safely, although one elderly crew member is reported in the hospital.

Locals in San Felipe are saying the wind was blowing very hard all night, with tree limbs down all over town, and the port captain should never have authorized the ship to leave harbor in such conditions.

Link to article in Spanish.
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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#2
I have been writing about the "Erick" for years. It is, oops, was, a third rate garbage scow that had no business being on the water in the first place, and the owner is a crook.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43629017/from/RSS/
one dead so far...
BajaNoMas= News, Facts, Stats, Videos, Pics and Links- because presenting the truth to the public is not a negative campaign "Decir la verdad no es ninguna campaña negra".
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The Bajanomad moderator has really hacked away at the ERIC thread on nomad, delete delete delete. Makes no sense, unless he hired a new moderator like that jurk HOSEHuh Could it be Petes camp cave dweller McFuss.
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Henry Thomas Guichard
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(07-04-2011, 09:51 AM)Clifton Clowers Wrote: The Bajanomad moderator has really hacked away at the ERIC thread on nomad, delete delete delete. Makes no sense, unless he hired a new moderator like that jurk HOSEHuh Could it be Petes camp cave dweller McFuss.
There was one pic up with the boat looking very top-heavy and sitting low in the water.

BajaNoMas= News, Facts, Stats, Videos, Pics and Links- because presenting the truth to the public is not a negative campaign "Decir la verdad no es ninguna campaña negra".
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#6
There's a news article in the Mexicali newspaper where they interviewed a fishing guide on the boat. He said a big wave hit them and it filled up the life boats with water, causing the boat to list, then another one hit a few seconds later and washed the whole deck. Most of the tourists were sleeping and they were trying to wake them up as the boat sank. One American is reported dead now.

Here is the current list of missing and injured:
Desaparecidos turistas norteamericanos (American tourists missing):
Don Lee, de San Ramón California
Rosuel Bautista, de Penngrove California
Leslie Yee, Cerest California
Brayan Wong Berckley California
Al Mein, Twinharte , California
Yee Leog, Dublin California
Shawn chaddock, Petaluma Calofornia

Pacientes en el Hospital Militar y base naval de San Felipe (in Military hospital and San Felipe navy base):
Steven Sloneker, estable (stable).
Jerry García, fue dado de alta. (improved condition)

Fallecido (dead)
Sin identificar. (Unidentified)
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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#7
They got it all wrong. Jerry Garcia has been dead for years. Still love his ice cream though.
If I knew how to post pictures here I could provide some aerial shots of the area.

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#8
Just crossed the wires on Reuters. The Mexicans have changed the rescue efforts to a recovery effort and believe the 7 missing are dead. One body has been recovered.

Link to article in Spanish.
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)Fulano Wrote: Just crossed the wires on Reuters. The Mexicans have changed the rescue efforts to a recovery effort and believe the 7 missing are dead. One body has been recovered.

Link to article in Spanish.
A little quick to give up in warm water. The one death was reported as a heart attack. A survivors wife said he was in the water for 15 hours and some swarm to shore and walked 3 miles for help. Two rogue waves blamed. The passengers were all said to have gotten life-jackets on. They had enough for 42?
BajaNoMas= News, Facts, Stats, Videos, Pics and Links- because presenting the truth to the public is not a negative campaign "Decir la verdad no es ninguna campaña negra".
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#10
42 functioning life vestsHuh In MexicoHuhHuhHuh

I wish I knew how to paste El's BS flag pole here.

Very sad for so many and their families.



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(07-04-2011, 06:14 PM)Woooosh Wrote:
(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)Fulano Wrote: Just crossed the wires on Reuters. The Mexicans have changed the rescue efforts to a recovery effort and believe the 7 missing are dead. One body has been recovered.

Link to article in Spanish.
A little quick to give up in warm water. The one death was reported as a heart attack. A survivors wife said he was in the water for 15 hours and some swarm to shore and walked 3 miles for help. Two rogue waves blamed. The passengers were all said to have gotten life-jackets on. They had enough for 42?

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