Does anyone have more information about the 60-foot Bayliner "Bella Vita" aground in Herring Bay on Sunday? From the extensive radio chatter, sounds like they either ran aground or swung at anchor, and grounded about 11:00 a.m. just as the tide turned to ebb. At least one bow-picker and a number of rec boats responded, and USCG launched both a chopper and their 45-foot Valdez-based rescue boat.
About noon, a private boat got a line on the Bayliner to try and pull it off, and managed to move it but not far enough. From what I could tell, the plan was to wait for the 9:45 p.m. high and try again. Wondering why they'd try and yank it off on a dropping tide, instead of stabilizing the boat on the rock (if possible; don't know how bad it was listing) and waiting for it to float off. Sure seems like dragging a 'glass boat over a rock on purpose would do more damage than letting it perch there for 10 hours.
I'd be interested to hear from someone who was there, with outcome and lessons to be learned?