You will hear about it soon enough. Insider information, and I ain't at all likely to "share" the source.
all over now. very sad. http://www.vancouversun.com/2010sun...d+coast+signs+four+onboard/3373080/story.html
Seems like it was not too good of an idea to anchor up and fish halibut in 80km winds.
Bret, we've all gone out knowing it's 2 metres. We all say " it's still fishable" because the guests came to catch fish. Trouble is that you remove your margin for error in those conditions and, as you said - it happens fast. A few times i've thought afterwards that we fortunate that some little thing went wrong............ mechanical or otherwise. A few of the guides that were here when he guided in Tofino did a pass @ "the Sturge", Kevin's favourite offshore tack yesterday morning in his honourWhen things go wrong they usually go wrong fast. I am hearing the next manditory on charter boats will be an EPERB, might not have saved any lives but may have shortened the search. I've seen lots of boats going out when they know they are going into 2 meters plus, not saying this guy did it but it's a reminder to all of us in the industry what happens when things go wrong.
Hard on all the families, sorry to hear about it...