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boat- barge collision Black dog

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Liar    0
Liar

Channell 11 just reported a barge /boat collision near black dog plant. One person and dog on boat. BOTH SAFE and made it to shore according to the news.....

Hope all stays a close call...

WHEN BARGES ARE COMING GIVE THEM PLENTY OF ROOM..... they dont stop or turn well. SO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. And if the two spotters happen to miss you. no one would ever know if you got hit.

Dan

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DTro    3
DTro

wow, I spent the whole day on the river down there, only went upstream. Pulled the boat out about 7:30pm and there was a news crew down there, but I had no idea.

Great day to be on the river though!

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hanson

My truck made it on the Fox9 news last night as the interview was right in front of it. Good to hear they were interviewing a survivor as that water is really moving. I know I wouldn't want to jump in.

We also had to tow a boat back into the launch that had motor problems. The guys in the boat thought they could paddle over with the cover off of their cooler but they weren't going to make it.

I guess when you hit the river this time of year, or anytime of year for that matter. Be prepared!

- Everyone should have & WEAR lifejackets.

- Some kind of auxiliary propulsion is a good idea- trolling motor or a couple paddles even.

- Bring a buddy with!

- Cell phone to call for help.

If you do end up in trouble, anchoring out of the barge channel is the safest thing to do until help arrives or you fix your trouble.

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I should note that the gentleman that hit the barge was having motor problems and was trying to hook up a new battery I believe. So he wasn't paying attention to what was coming down river and the barge "snuck" up on him. As big as those things are, they are very silent and can "sneak" up on you. He then saw the barge and jumped out of his boat with his dog.

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Shack    16
Shack

I would say, launching down stream of were you are going would not be a bad idea. I like that confidence on knowing if motor does not start I can float to launch and use trolling motor to guide my way and get me into launch area. I don't know, people can do what ever they want (I hate sounding like a preacher), but you have to keep a good alertness of your surroundings while on the river, more so than if you are on lake. I love the barges, but you get to close they suck you in with the under tow. If you do not get out of hole, under you and your boat will go. To put this into prospective, if you shore fish in an area and a barge goes by watch shore/water line. As the barge is coming down stream towards you, the shore/water line reseeds 1 1/2' to over 4' (depending on how full barge is. Right after barge starts to pass you on river (while you are on shore), the shore line floods way up. What your coolers or tackle boxes, they can float away after a barge passes. This prospective is the same as when a barge approaches a boat on river. The bow sucks this in and the sheer force pushes you to back (under water) and poops you out rear area. Hay guy's, good work on helping out the stranded boater. We need more of your kind on the water.

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