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(International Education)   Sunken boat 60 miles off the coast of Maine deemed seaworthy   (bangordailynews.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Maine District, fishing vessels, crew members, vessel, Sunken boat, negligence, Portland, fishermen  
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2009-09-08 12:49:20 PM  
Guess their lawsuit doesn't really hold water.
 
2009-09-08 12:49:29 PM  
Get the Seaward out of here.
 
2009-09-08 12:49:54 PM  
Boobies!
 
2009-09-08 12:50:00 PM  
Siriusly?

also - Gary Thorbjornson - I pronounced this, and LMAO'd
 
2009-09-08 12:50:29 PM  
Might wanna get a second opinion there Lou.
 
2009-09-08 12:50:45 PM  

xarlos: Boobies!


nope, can't have
 
2009-09-08 12:50:58 PM  
Ringo was the silliest Beatle.
 
2009-09-08 12:51:23 PM  
Stan Rogers sadly unavailable for comment.
 
2009-09-08 12:52:02 PM  
This is the Bangor Daily News. Are we sure this isn't a fake article written to promote a new Stephen King book telling the story of how some randomly stupid monster sunk the boat?
 
2009-09-08 12:53:22 PM  
Principals of the family-owned corporation included Gary Thorbjornson, his father, Ed Thorbjornson, and his uncle Travis Thorbjornson.

I hope the corporation was named Three Thorbjornsons, Inc.
 
2009-09-08 12:54:26 PM  
FTFA: Port Clyde fisherman Gary Thorbjornson perished when the boat sank, and his widow and the two surviving crew members - including Thorbjornson's son - sued the owner of the boat for alleged negligence and unseaworthiness.

At least $400,000 in damages hung in the balance.

"Plaintiffs have no evidence to prove negligence," wrote attorney Michael X. Savasuk of Portland in an Aug. 26 pretrial brief. "To date, no one knows the actual cause of the sinking."

Savasuk represented the corporation that owned the Sirius. Principals of the family-owned corporation included Gary Thorbjornson, his father, Ed Thorbjornson, and his uncle Travis Thorbjornson.


It's an insurance thing. They were suing the corporation they owned saying the owner didn't maintain the vessel?
 
2009-09-08 12:56:03 PM  
Null hypothesis.
 
2009-09-08 12:56:11 PM  
The Mary Ellen Carter?
 
2009-09-08 12:56:26 PM  
A boat in a harbor is safe, but that's not boats are for.
 
2009-09-08 12:56:46 PM  
So the guy that owned the boat, and also died in the sinking, is suing and being sued also? Seems a might confusing and no doubt much inter-family squabbling going on.

I am guessing the main target of the suit is an evil insurance company
 
2009-09-08 12:57:12 PM  
They should just make it into a bar (pops).
 
2009-09-08 12:57:46 PM  
A boat in a harbor is safe, but that's not WHAT boats are for.


FTFMyself
 
2009-09-08 12:58:04 PM  
let's see, a couple miles off the New English coast.. mysterious sinkings... did someone forget to bribe the Deep Ones?
 
2009-09-08 12:59:23 PM  

Uewebawo: let's see, a couple miles off the New English coast.. mysterious sinkings... did someone forget to bribe the Deep Ones?


They must have forgotten Thor's hot cocoa sampler that year...
 
2009-09-08 01:03:44 PM  

Raging Thespian: The Mary Ellen Carter?


This is the first thing I thought of as well.
 
2009-09-08 01:03:54 PM  
So THAT's what happened to Barbara Bush...
 
2009-09-08 01:06:30 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Raging Thespian: The Mary Ellen Carter?

This is the first thing I thought of as well.


I resisted the urge to type "Obscure?" because I knew I wouldn't be the only one.
 
2009-09-08 01:06:36 PM  

que.guero: A boat in a harbor is safe, but that's not boats are for.


The whole thing?
 
2009-09-08 01:06:44 PM  
I'd motorboat it

/que
 
2009-09-08 01:12:37 PM  

Raging Thespian: The Mary Ellen Carter?


Eh. She'll rise again.
 
2009-09-08 01:13:34 PM  
"It just makes my lips numb to think about."
 
2009-09-08 01:14:01 PM  
The sea was angry that day...
 
2009-09-08 01:14:34 PM  

xarlos: Boobies!


Nope haha
 
2009-09-08 01:15:04 PM  
just to be clear - one can indeed sink a seaworthy boat. Overload it, do something wrong (being humans, and all), etc. The fact that it sank doesn't directly imply that it wasn't seaworthy.
 
2009-09-08 01:15:08 PM  
I hate the internets for saying "why so Sirious" when I said the article.

/stupid internets
 
2009-09-08 01:16:06 PM  

Just smiling and noddding: I hate the internets for saying "why so Sirious" when I said the article.

/stupid internets


FTFM
 
2009-09-08 01:16:28 PM  
just because it's seaworthy doesn't mean it's retard captain worthy.
 
2009-09-08 01:16:40 PM  
What they actually mean is, seeing as how the boat was completely submerged for the past 60 years, the sea deemed it worthy.
 
2009-09-08 01:18:35 PM  
Ah yes, but was the sea boat-worthy?
 
2009-09-08 01:20:19 PM  

styckx: just because it's seaworthy doesn't mean it's retard captain worthy.


Precisely.

See also: RMS Titanic.
 
2009-09-08 01:21:48 PM  
FTFA: Garrett Thorbjornson, the captain's 17-year-old son, and crewman David Wilgus, 19, found the life raft and shared one survival suit

WTF? Unpossibled!
 
2009-09-08 01:22:00 PM  

2CountyFairs: Are we sure this isn't a fake article written to promote a new Stephen King book telling the story of how some randomly stupid monster sunk the boat?


lolz
 
2009-09-08 01:23:29 PM  
They didn't have their flippy floppies.
 
2009-09-08 01:25:44 PM  
What are "principals"?

FTA : "Savasuk (the defense lawyer) represented the corporation that owned the Sirius. Principals of the family-owned corporation included Gary Thorbjornson, his father, Ed Thorbjornson, and his uncle Travis Thorbjornson (who happen to be the plaintifs)."

Why call them "Principals of the family-owned corporation" if they have nothing to do with the corporation that owned the boat? Are they suing themselves for insurance? (if it's the case, I'd suggest something else than suing for negligence...)
 
2009-09-08 01:26:01 PM  
I am a salvaged boat who was deemed unworthy of the sea so I am really getting a kick out of...
 
2009-09-08 01:28:29 PM  
i160.photobucket.com

Counsel for the plaintiffs.
 
2009-09-08 01:28:38 PM  
I've sunk a couple of boats in my day. They were all seaworthy up until the time they either a: started taking on water or b: burst into flames.
 
2009-09-08 01:32:57 PM  
I wonder what Edmund would have to say about this.

/something about that big lake they call Gitcha Gumee
 
2009-09-08 01:33:27 PM  
That word,(seaworthy) I do not think it means what you think it means!
 
2009-09-08 01:36:37 PM  
The boat was proably overloaded due to the 1996 Chicago Bulls being stuck below deck until the music started.
 
2009-09-08 01:42:39 PM  
"I used to go out with a girl from Maine.
Bangor?
Naw, I just took her to the movies."


Thanks, be here all week. Try the veal.
 
2009-09-08 01:45:13 PM  
2sailors1suit or one suit full of seamen?
 
2009-09-08 01:49:59 PM  
Out before the pix of a "rubber suit full of seamen" might look like posts.....
 
2009-09-08 01:52:05 PM  

Nuttier than squirrel turds: "I used to go out with a girl from Maine.
Bangor?
Naw, I just took her to the movies."


Thanks, be here all week. Try the veal.


Trivial but they pronounce it:

Bang Gore
 
2009-09-08 01:53:53 PM  

Raging Thespian: NuclearPenguins: Raging Thespian: The Mary Ellen Carter?

This is the first thing I thought of as well.

I resisted the urge to type "Obscure?" because I knew I wouldn't be the only one.


If it makes you happy... I don't get it
 
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