The Fishing Vessel Big Wave has successfully towed the upside-down charter boat G Spot to Coos Bay where it will be retrieved from the water once the Big Wave can get in on a high tide.
The G Spot capsized about 27 miles off Depoe Bay over the weekend with the captain and four customers aboard. All five were rescued by crews aboard other charter boats (the Miss Raven and The Affair), as well as two Coast Guard Helicopters.
Seas at the time were 8 to 10 feet with a northerly wind gusting to 25 knots. The G Spot has a 24′ hull which is small for charter boats. Water temperature at the time was said to be 62 degrees which, although cold to the human body, it was not so cold that the victims would be quickly overcome with disabling hypothermia. Two victims were floating off on their own, being held up by lifejackets. Others with lifejackets were clinging to the side of the overturned boat.
The G Spot is what is called a positive floatation boat, meaning it’s stuffed full of styrofoam so it doesn’t sink.
The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.