A National Transportation Safety Board accident report that was to be released in late July blames the Coast Guard for the San Diego Bay boating accident that killed an 8-year-old boy in 2009.
The probable cause of the Dec. 20 nighttime collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard patrol boat and a 26-foot bowrider was the excessive speed of the patrol boat on a crowded bay at night, according to the NTSB, which issued a synopsis of the report in mid-July.
The 289-foot Maltese Falcon sets off from Newport, R.I., to sail nearly 3,000 miles to England in this summer’s Transatlantic Race. The luxury yacht finished second in its class with a time of 13 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes and 52 seconds.
This image originally appeared in the September 2011 issue.
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm
Aperture: f/5.6 at 1/160 second
This photo image originally appeared in the September 2011 issue.
Co-Founder, Ocean5 Naval Architects
Naval architects Robert Kaidy and John Canada founded Ocean5 Naval Architects in 2007 and have designed and engineered everything from pod-powered fishing boats to helicopter decks for 600-foot ships to 60-knot ballistic-protected patrol boats.
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