ST. LOUIS – A certificates of inspection for the Missouri vacationer boat that sank final month, killing 17 individuals, reveals that it was on the lake at a time when the wind velocity far exceeded allowable limits.
The Coast Guard on Wednesday introduced it has convened a proper Marine Board of Investigation into the accident involving a Trip the Geese of Branson boat. The vessel sank July 19 at Desk Rock Lake.
The lake was calm when the tour started, however climate turned violent and the boat sank inside minutes.
The Coast Guard’s certificates of inspection issued in 2017 prohibited the boat from being on water if winds exceed 35 mph or wave peak exceeds 2 toes.
Investigators stated the wind velocity on the time of the accident was greater than 70 mph.