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Details of incident 99

Swamping record

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Date 2 May 2004
Location Swan River, Western Australia
Water Temperature cold
Boat(s) involved 8+
Boat Construction timber framed single skin fibreglass construction, open bulkheads into canvases
Outcome Crew forced to leave the boat and swam it to shore. All OK 
Description Open water, strong wind, big waves, no underseat buoyancy. Crew forced to leave the boat and swam it to shore.


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