A tragic incident has been reported involving a commercial dive boat with 23 people on board. This incident happened in Pompano, Florida, and it was reported that the boat was returning after a excursion involving diving. Upon return it was reported that a “rogue wave “hit the boat, causing it to capsize.
Rogue waves are often blamed for tragic incidents such as this. Exactly what is a rogue wave is debatable. Also, there is no excuse on the part of the operator of the boat just because he claims it was a rogue wave that caused the boat to capsize.
Read the entire article about this tragic incident here.
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An investigation is taking place to determine the exact cause of this tragedy.