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85-foot yacht sinks at launching in Washington

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) -- An 85-foot yacht that sank as it was being launched Sunday in Anacortes, Washington, has been pulled upright while the Coast Guard investigates what went wrong.

Six Rescued After Yacht Flips on Maiden Launch

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama says an incident management team is looking into why the new vessel capsized. The yacht worth millions of dollars is being salvaged.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1oROPaC ) six people were aboard as Northern Marine Industries launched the yacht. When it began to roll, several went to the engine room to adjust ballast but water flooded inside.

Most of the workers got out easily but one was trapped. Rescuers had to chop out a porthole to pull him free.

The yacht had 120 gallons of diesel on board but none leaked.

New $10M Yacht Sinks During Launch

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Vntgedrumz May 22 2014 at 6:05 AM

Sounds like something the Obama administartion built

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jwyola May 21 2014 at 7:11 PM

Is this a government owned company?

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fkfrakes8 May 21 2014 at 8:46 PM

Should have spent the extra mil and gone with the sink proof model.

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Sportster1 May 21 2014 at 11:28 PM

I wonder who didn't put the plug in.

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Butch May 22 2014 at 6:03 AM

It probably John f'n Kerry's new boat.

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rockcityrambler May 21 2014 at 8:45 PM

Rich Boys & their toys...:)

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stoneverse01 May 21 2014 at 5:40 PM

That is a well respected yacht manufacturer... Launching is the most precarious time for any watercraft. Broken straps, Lift malfunctions, Striking something unknown underwater.
All can lead to a capsize situation.

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necropolis83666 May 21 2014 at 8:49 PM

Well, nobody got hurt, so it's actually pretty funny.

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Jack Walker May 22 2014 at 5:46 AM

Made in American

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pbpied May 21 2014 at 6:44 PM

Anddddd.... If it was ordered and built to specification by/for someone, the price just became negotiable. Very.

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Howard and Lynn pbpied May 22 2014 at 10:13 AM

Now, a Used boat. $5 million.

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David Joseph Manger pbpied May 22 2014 at 10:49 AM

I'll go fifty grand if they deliver it to south Florida.

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MARCELLE NOSS David Joseph Manger May 22 2014 at 1:53 PM

Send me the $50,000 and I will deliver the boat within two weeks via UPS

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dolphinve David Joseph Manger May 22 2014 at 10:45 PM

south florida sucks

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