October 4, 2022

Boat Ends Into Pier After Crew Fall Overboard

A running unattended ten meter traditional cruiser crashed in a pier in South West Bay Shore, Elmwood Township, Northern Michigan on Monday third October on 1951 hours.  The boat was still running when it hit the pier, with the two crew, a 59 and a sixty year old men from Traverse City falling overboard during navigation.  The two man where retrieved from Grand Traverse bay, with one subject falling overboard when checking the running exhaust, and his companion following him in the attempt to save him. After an on scene investigation the sixty year old captain was arrested at Leelanau County jail for driving intoxicated.
The traditional cruiser in this accident is a Mainship 30 Pilot, produced from 1998 up to 2008. The Mainship 30 Pilot offers four berths accommodation open plan layout and is powered by a single Cummins 220hp as standard or optional Yanmar 240 and 315hp with line shaft propulsion gave top speed up to 25 knots with the large engine.  The Mainship 30 Pilot was offered in two other versions, Sedan and Sedan Bridge and the Mk-II introduced in 2003 had a propeller tunnel and other minor modifications.

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