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Boater chases mysterious periscope off Hollywood beach (FL)
Palm Beach Post ^
| Robert Nolin
Posted on 06/20/2010 10:09:43 PM PDT by STARWISE
Talk about the big one that got away.
Ryan Danoff was fishing with two friends about four miles off Hollywood beach Sunday when he spied what appeared to be a mast on the horizon.
Funny thing: There was no boat underneath it.
Danoff, a Fort Lauderdale fish farmer who's on the water at least three days a week, aimed his 31-foot center console Fishy Business at the mysterious upright and found himself eye to eye with a periscope.
"It was crazy," he said. "If it was just myself out there I wouldn't believe what I saw."
Danoff moved closer. "It took off," he said. Very fast, about 20 knots. The periscope sank beneath the waves, and whatever was below the surface blew its ballast, sending aloft a mighty hiccup of bubbles. After five minutes the sea lay once again undisturbed.
Danoff, 30, reported the episode to the Coast Guard. They said they'd get back to him, but never did.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Barry Bena said Danoff's information went to the proper authorities. "As of right now, they're still looking into it," he said.
So could it have been a Navy sub taking a peek at the beach? "It's kind of uncommon," Bena said. "But it's a definite possibility."
TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: astute; boat; hollywoodfl; periscope
Strange. Might it have been one of our mini subs checking for the Gulf leaking oil entering the Gulf Stream ?
posted on 06/20/2010 10:09:44 PM PDT
To: rodguy911; blam; BIGLOOK; SandRat
posted on 06/20/2010 10:12:50 PM PDT
( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
posted on 06/20/2010 10:14:59 PM PDT
He was fishing but didn’t mention anything about sonar.
posted on 06/20/2010 10:18:47 PM PDT
(Conservatism isn't a party)
We talked to a sailor one time who had a sub follow him out the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, FL.
posted on 06/20/2010 10:30:05 PM PDT
(God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
Napolitano will be on this, lickety split!
posted on 06/20/2010 10:30:06 PM PDT
by matthew fuller
(Can we repeal the twenty-sixth amendment now?)
Good luck getting the sub service to admit to anything. Them fellers are sneaky.
posted on 06/20/2010 10:38:36 PM PDT
Might be USN, might be druggies, or it might be a yacht. We are in an age now people with cash can buy their own submarine yachts. And Palm Beach would be a natural place to find that. I've been considering getting this one.
posted on 06/20/2010 10:48:11 PM PDT
presumably narc traffic?
You can say that again! Wait, you just did!
posted on 06/20/2010 10:51:16 PM PDT
Was it by any chance yellow?
posted on 06/20/2010 10:55:18 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
I may have been Air Force, not Navy (I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once) but you don’t “blow” ballast to submerge; you flood ballast to go down and if you really want to go down fast you flood the negative tank.
posted on 06/20/2010 11:03:35 PM PDT
(Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
Can't exclude the possibility. The seas around this great land seem to be treacherous in an explosive way as of late.
posted on 06/20/2010 11:19:09 PM PDT
posted on 06/20/2010 11:39:37 PM PDT
(A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
posted on 06/21/2010 12:44:53 AM PDT
(Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
I've been considering getting this one.
That's an awful lot of lunch money there... What would you use it for?
posted on 06/21/2010 12:51:47 AM PDT
(Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
>>> What would you use it for?
Freaking out drunk fisherman.
posted on 06/21/2010 1:09:24 AM PDT
posted on 06/21/2010 1:14:14 AM PDT
(Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
Not to worry. it was the US Navy looking for the Commander-in-Chief.
He has been absent since election day! ! ! ! !
posted on 06/21/2010 2:50:17 AM PDT
(ZERO: Doing the impossible: Making Jimmah Kartah & Slick the chicken choker look GOOD)
Game wardens checking on how many fish he was catching. ;-)
posted on 06/21/2010 3:10:34 AM PDT
by Dem Guard
(Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
Swedish Mystery Subs
Really strange and weird, just like this story
Eggzachery! I caught that too.
posted on 06/21/2010 4:46:44 AM PDT
(If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
A buddy and I were fishing out in the gulf stream off Savanna,when suddenly a US Sub surfaced about 300 yards away.
We saw them post the watches on the sail, they then proceeded to head WNW. It was a Attack boat, we surmised he was heading to Kings Bay.
(But Kings Bay is a Boomer Base) Gotta say we were mesmerized
posted on 06/21/2010 8:07:39 AM PDT
(Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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