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Oops! Boat crashes through fence @ McNamara!

The boat that crashed through a fence at McNamara today, March 6, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged fence at McNamara. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged fence at McNamara. Photo: Team of Reporters
MCNAMARA, Tortola, VI- In what many described as a freak accident, a boat being pulled by a truck on a trailer this evening Monday March 6, 2017 around 6:00 PM lost control and slipped off its trailer, ending up in the yard of a resident located at the entrance of McNamara, in Road Town on the main island of Tortola.

Both the wall and the boat sustained damages as the wall was left with a gaping hole, while the boat bottom and side were damaged, according to eyewitnesses.

It is not clear how the freak accident occurred, but no one was reported injured. Moments after the accident, the boat handlers were able to remove the boat from the location as it had found a new temporary home in the resident's yard adjacent to Sea View Hotel.

Both the truck driver that was pulling the trailer and others around were mum as to what really happened.

Perhaps the boat was sending a message that she no longer wanted to return to the water, but stay on land!

21 Responses to “Oops! Boat crashes through fence @ McNamara!”

  • GOOD ONE (06/03/2017, 20:24) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino has jokes!!!
  • one eye (06/03/2017, 20:26) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    that's a big whole i just passed there
  • Yes (06/03/2017, 20:28) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    maybe the poor boat had no place to run to for safety.
  • Hmm (06/03/2017, 20:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give me your tired....."
  • wize up (06/03/2017, 20:50) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    You are in good hands with all state!!!!
  • ... (06/03/2017, 21:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Freak accident is joke
  • ..... (06/03/2017, 22:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was boat show time but ms todman was asleep
  • (06/03/2017, 22:15) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino my thoughts precisely... they see that water lol
  • Yes (06/03/2017, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
    This aint ebenezer schoooooll?????
  • Really (07/03/2017, 06:29) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    It all boils down to common sense if the boat was strapped properly to the trailer this would not have happned an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure now go and pay for your damages
  • Grumpy (07/03/2017, 07:06) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Usual BVI stuff. Obvious from the picture (and typical):
    Boat on trailer not hitched down (dat not BVI manly), trailer on truck no safety chains and probably wrong size ball hitch (too small ball), and then truck going too fast for pot holes and corner. Trailer comes off ball on a bump, trailer hits wall & stops & boat, not hitched down continues!! Good thing there were not people in boat as I have often seen. One more incident of not obeying law. Will police arrest? Will owner & driver be prosecuted (doubt it)? Will wall be paid for?
    • @Grumpy (07/03/2017, 10:58) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you. I hate to hear the term Freak Accident thrown around for every situation. Carelessness or recklessness is not a freak accident. Most of the dumb crap you see taking place here is preventable. I can bet that's all that happened. The idiots were either going too fast or the trailer jumped off the hitch after going over a bump going around the corner and ended up going through the wall. Thankfully nobody was in the yard or walking by at the time. I am sick of the sloppy and carelessness going on in this place.
  • Jay (07/03/2017, 07:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can i get the work to fix the wall?
  • Advice to All (07/03/2017, 09:31) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    To each and every time I see things like this I am just thank full to God that no one was walking on the road at that time. I am very concern about all the walkers in this place. Yes, we must think positive but facts stand that we have eyes to see the many mishaps that occur on the road from time to time.. For example, vehicle running off the road up onto side walks destroying utility poles, damaging fence, walls etc. Yes, everyone is into exercising these days but people if you can find yourself on the track, in a gem, in any open field, school yard or park where it is much more safer please do so. We just never know. My mind always flashes back on those three or four ladies that were doing their daily walk in St. Thomas on the road and unfortunately lost their lives when a vehicle lost control went up on the side walk and killed them. People let us always :"Hope for the best, get ready for the worst and accept what God send." words of the late Burton Lettsome. Just my two cents
    • @Advice to All (07/03/2017, 11:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      As as walker/exerciser, you are so right.
    • Walker (07/03/2017, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hear what you are saying but no other road users (walkers ,runners, cyclists etc) shouldn't have to stay off sidewalk road because drivers are so damn reckless and stupid. Lack of enforcement regarding speed, loads, parking is yuuge issue
  • oh (07/03/2017, 10:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    it was a boat race to see who can reach her house first!
  • Interested (07/03/2017, 13:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God no one was hurt.
  • Yes (07/03/2017, 14:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • next step (07/03/2017, 19:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that the Traffic Department is running in a commendable manner, all we need is for the relevant police unit(s) to take charge. Too many locomobiles on the road with equally crazy drivers.
  • ok (08/03/2017, 06:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Have boat have mucho money easy fix.

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