Capsized yacht pulled upright; sinking cause unknown

Water pours out of the new 85-foot yacht that sank Sunday night as a crane pulls the boat upright. The yacht capsized when it was launched by Northern Marine Industries in Anacortes.

ANACORTES — A brand-new, 85-foot yacht that capsized in Anacortes Sunday during its maiden launch has been put upright in the water as officials investigate what caused it to tip over with six people on board.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama with the U.S. Coast Guard said an incident management team is investigating the capsize. Companies have been contracted to oversee the salvage efforts and to prevent environmental contamination. He said booms have been put in the water as a precaution but there is no sign the 120 gallons of diesel on board leaked.

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Too much computer design. Check that Factor of Safety is 3.0 and not 0.30
The first thing you need to fix is the size and ease of opening of the portholes! I will stop right there before I call someone a dumb A__

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