January 31, 2024

Three Men Rescued from Capsized Sea Ray Near Albany

Three men where rescued when there seven meter sport cruiser capsized and then partly sank in rough seas off the Albany Coast, South West Australia on 09:40 morning time of Wednesday 31 January.  Police received the EPIRB call and with assistance coming by the Albany Sea Rescue who retrieved the men and then transported them to Emu Point boat ramp before 13:00 hours with St. John WA and police doing the assistance.  The man were reportedly fishing over night when they entered into a difficult situation in rough four meter waves seas, with the Sea Ray sport cruiser capsizing and then partly sinking.  One of the man a forty year old was taken to Albany Health Campus for observation, but all three men came off with minor injuries.  The capsized Sea Ray eventually washed out in Peaceful Bay about forty nautical miles from the location the three men where rescued, with the boat found holding suspicious packaging and the Police opening a new investigation on the case. 
The Sea Ray in this sinking is a 240 Sundancer model as produced from 2011 to 14.  An entry level sport cruiser with a cabin comfort for four persons the 240 Sundancer represents a successful segment for Sea Ray since the eighties.  The 240 Sundancer came as a replacement to the 230 Sundancer, with the model replaced by the 265 Sundancer in 2014.

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