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Passage Maker - - Contents - Jeremy Dann www.un­told­hori­zon.com

I re­cently started an on­line voy­age plan­ning ser­vice that the read­ers of Pas­sage­Maker are go­ing to find ex­tremely use­ful.

Untold Hori­zon LLC pro­vides boaters with voy­age plan­ning ad­vi­sors who are pro­fes­sional mer­chant mariners. These mariners cre­ate ex­tremely thor­ough voy­age plans to the des­ti­na­tions of the cus­tomer’s choice. These plans are de­signed around the cus­tomer’s ex­pe­ri­ence, type of ves­sel, and per­sonal needs. This is a new con­cept, and we look to pro­vide a ser­vice that pre­pares peo­ple prop­erly prior to get­ting un­der­way.

I would like to tell you that I found your article “F/V Des­ti­na­tion: In­ves­ti­ga­tion Into Sink­ing Con­tin­ues” to not only be in­ter­est­ing, but very re­spect­ful of the cap­tain and crew. As a mariner I get very frus­trated when I read ar­ti­cles like this that turn into the blame game, com­pletely dis­re­spect­ing the de­ceased in an al­ready tragic sit­u­a­tion, so for that I thank you. We have a blog as part of our web­site, and I plan to in­clude NTSB re­ports along with dis­cus­sions so that we can all learn from these ter­ri­ble tragedies.

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your kind words and we wish you luck with your new en­deavor. —Jonathan

A 3-D im­age from NOAA Ship Fair­weather’s multi­beam sonar. The pro­file of the F/V Des­ti­na­tion is clearly vis­i­ble, in­clud­ing the bul­bous bow, the for­ward house and mast, equip­ment (likely crab pots) stacked amid­ships, the deck crane aft, and the skeg and rud­der (NOAA).

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