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).