The motor yacht that was crushed by the 'Xanthos' in the afternoon of Sep 24 in Breukelen can be considered as a total loss according to the owner of the shipyard in the Vecht region where the boat was lifted out. The hull had deep butts and is deformed. The floor was standing upright inside. The construction has also been heavily damaged. The collision almost certainly means the end for the boat that was long-term in the family. The three crew members were barely able to get to the shore when the 'Xanthos' sailed towards them. Eventually they were able to return to Amsterdam by boat. The police was still investigating the cause of the incident. A video recording of the incident showed that the barge was sailing an abnormal course. Even without the motor yacht, the 'Xanthos' missed the fairway which could have been the result of strong winds. The wheelhouse, which is adjustable in height to give the skipper a better view, was not raised. during the canal transit. A skipper, however, must be able to survey the water at least 350 meters ahead of the vessel. Cameras could allow the skipper to see what is happening at a shorter distance for his ship. The captain of the container ship was not yet available for a response. Dutch report with photo: https://www.ad.nl/utrecht/geplet-plezierjachtje-total-loss-na-aanvaring~a035c859/
Motor yacht total loss after collision with Xanthos
The motor yacht that was crushed by the 'Xanthos' in the afternoon of Sep 24 in Breukelen can be considered as a total loss according to the owner of the shipyard in the Vecht region where the boat was lifted out
26 September 2018 - 20:14
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