PHOTOS: Fisherman's boat sunk by huge marlin

By David Strege, Grind TV, Yahoo!7 February 1, 2013, 10:33 am

A fisherman off Panama was battling a huge black marlin when the battle took a turn for the worse. The fish sank the boat.

Or as Marlin Magazine put it on its Facebook post, "Marlin Wins!"

Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish.

One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation.

Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away.

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  1. Areel08:08am Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    In September the headlines will read " Abbott sunk by huge defeat ". Labor hold a clear majority and always will whilst my beautiful leader Ms Gillard is at the helm. Kindest regards Areel

  2. sheryl11:28am Sunday 03rd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I love when nature wins, gooo Marlin.

  3. Sara02:30pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    good on him, nice to see the fish win for once

  4. フランク12:06pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    #$%$ I wasn't talking about any particular story! I posted there because of the fishing content and also because I wasn't able to post on an article which had an astronomical number of mistakes! Like it was written by a child! Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  5. Peter07:43am Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Of course the fish sunk the boat. If it had not been caught in the first place, the skipper would not have made his mistake.

  6. Byron05:22am Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    You've got to be kidding!

  7. expat12:58am Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Apologies for the typographical error, that should have read skipper, not shipper.

  8. expat12:56am Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a load media hype. Yet another misleading headline. The fish didn't sink the boat, the shipper sunk it by going too fast astern and swamping the boat.

  9. Bargy07:41pm Friday 01st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Marlin are a plentiful species, most are released. Green loonies will say fishing is barbaric. Only 7 mths to go to make greens extinct, bring it on

  10. Walter06:44pm Friday 01st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Who took the photo??