Austal Trimaran on Rocks

When I went down to go on Sea Trials this morning, I found the Austal Trimaran was sitting hard up against the rock wall as it had broken its moorings due to the tide surge and winds during last nights storm.

I managed to ping these off and got very wet in the process.

It is not every day you see a $100,000,000 boat on the rocks!

Yep that’s right people, this vessel is worth more than most Super Yachts!

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~ by True North Mark on May 27, 2010.

10 Responses to “Austal Trimaran on Rocks”

  1. thats nuts!. any serious damage?

    • No they got off pretty lightly Matt.

      One of the T foils took the brunt of the rocks and there is a little bit of Ali damage, but it could have been a lot worse I reckon!

      Cheers,

      Mark

  2. Just saw the footage on TV and couldn’t believe the storm that went through there. Good pics though…Amazing sky…

    • Thanks for the comment Peta…I was starting to wonder what I need to do to get a comment!

      It is not every day you see a $100,000,000 vessel on the rocks and as you say the sky added some really cool drama!

  3. Hey Mark,
    Unfortuante incident but great photos.
    Lucky there wasnt not too much damage. would have been bad to find it on the bottom – but the photos would have been more dramatic i guess.

    Its good following your blog as i can keep up with all the new boats at Austals.
    When are the ferries you are looking after due to leave for Trinidad??? Are they getting driven over or are they getting put on a big lift ship????

    Look forward to catching up with you again when we get back from France, would be great to go out for a shoot since i missed the chance to back in march

    Cheers,

    Damo.

    • Hi Damo

      The ferries are nearly finished and will be going over on heavy lift.

      Happy to do a shoot when you’re back…give me a call.

      Cheers,

      Mark

  4. Strong wind + high windage + shallow draft = on the bricks + good shots! Not an auspicious start….
    I have seen the same thing happen in Greece with laid-up supertankers.

  5. Couldn’t they afford a rope!

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