Thursday, January 22, 2009
Gulser Ana - Courtship Collision
In a previous post there is a video of a collision between a freighter and a catamaran. The Royal Gazette claims that the Gulser Ana was rescuing the two French crewmen from the catamaran after their vessel hit a whale.
The vessel did not look in bad condition, though it was said to be taking on water and a gale was forecast.
It may be pretty difficult to get close to a small boat for a rescue. Normally, the freighter would stop an then the catamaran would attempt to move toward it.
The Turkish press gives more detailed reports, but I found no translator for them.