It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I write today about the tragedy that occurred in Anacortes, Washington while launching project Blood Baron (Motor Yacht Baden). My best wishes and thoughts go out to all those involved and injured in this accident.
It was to my utmost dismay that on Dec 15th 2013 when I was removed from control of this project. I was asked by the owner to step aside and allow Josh Gulbranson and Clive McCartney to finish the project as it was going to be listed for sale with Fraser Yachts.
I can say without ego or hubris that I feel if I had been still involved with this project in a leadership capacity, this launch accident would never have happened.
I hope everything works out for all parties involved and that the injured have a speedy recovery, may the US Coast Guard investigation provide some answers and closure for everyone affected by yesterday’s events.