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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

November 30, 2018

Earthquake !

Alaska sits along the ring of fire. Volcano eruptions and earthquakes are common occurrences in the lives of Alaskans. Along with earthquakes come tsunamis.

There could be one earthquake happening every minute. Just from midnight of November 30 to 4pm, there were 146 earthquakes, 43 of these were over 3 on the Richter scale. Amazing!

At about 8.30 am, a 7.0 earthquake put Alaska in the news.  Pauline was at work in the hotel when that happened.  It was something that she had never experienced in her life.  Minutes after the shake, which lasted a long time, the tsunami warning came on. This is the part we worry about most. While that was happening at the hotel, Mark was on the tug, moving about in Resurrection Bay.  Our neighbor in the marina said that their boat did a funny jiggle.

We escaped with no harm but there were lots of damages elsewhere, like rock slides, road collapse, glass windows falling, power outages, houses splitting. Fortunately, it seems no injuries were sustained.

We just want to let everyone know that we are safe and well.