The Loop Current again — once a concern for the BP oil spill

Posted By on March 13, 2012

Strange story about the Loop Current that runs around the southern tip of Florida and a three month voyage of the abandoned Lucky Dog (previous story).

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A boat that sank in the Gulf of Mexico in December has reappeared – on a beach on the east coast of Florida.

The "Lucky Dog" went down about 170 miles off Madeira Beach, which is near St. Petersburg, around December 27th.loopcurrent

It appears to have gotten into the Loop Current, which runs around the southern tip of Florida, and made its way to Ponte Vedra Beach, near St. Augustine.

The boat was spotted in the surf Sunday night. It’s now sitting on the beach behind Pam Harrington’s home.

She said she’s been told the vessel’s owners are responsible for removing it from the beach.

After the boat went down, the two men aboard spent the night in a life raft before being rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew out of Fort Myers Beach.



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