When Not To Go Boating

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Posted by tleemay on January 04, 2008 at 11:37:35:

From surf.co.nz ;

"30 December, 2007 : Big waves are nothing new in California's Morro Bay Harbor. Each year for the last decade, the bay has claimed two lives, putting it near the top of the Coast Guard's list of dangerous waterways.

On Dec. 4, a Coast Guard crew on a training mission found out first hand just how treacherous Morro Bay can be. The crew's 47–foot rescue ship–a "Motor Life Boat" built to withstand the roughest surf–was out on a training exercise, jumping 12 to 15–foot waves, when it got slammed by a mammoth whitecap."

For more of the story and the incredible pictures, visit the link.

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