1. We are sorrowed to report that one of the Founding Members has passed on. Dee (Righthand) is well remembered as contributing much to the operation of SurvivalMonkey, and is already greatly missed. Little lady, big person.

Bug Out Plan for NYC....

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by BTPost, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Here’s how the rich can escape NYC when a calamity hits
    By Alexandra Klausner
    March 9, 2017 | 10:02a
    Paranoid New Yorkers now have a speedy way out of the city should disaster strike.

    Chris Dowhie, co-owner of Plan B Marine, runs a marine evacuation service which advertises the fastest possible way out of Manhattan.

    Whether it’s power failure, blackouts, grid failure, bad weather, flooding or a terrorist attack, Dowhie’s clients want to be prepared for doomsday.

    “A lot of people don’t want to wait on a line to get on a ferry, and they don’t want to worry about walking off of Manhattan, as people had to do in the past,” Dowhie told The Post.

    “They know a boat is the fastest way, and we take the worry out of maintaining and preparing and always readying your vessel,” he added.

    Not only does the company promise a speedy getaway, it plans individual evacuation routes for each person, depending on their personal needs.

    Dowhie — who believes people can’t rely on others during an emergency — teaches clients how to operate the boats themselves.

    “You don’t have a captain. You have to drive this boat yourself,” Dowhie told The Post, adding that in a crisis, people are more concerned with helping their own families than maneuvering someone else’s escape vehicle.

    The military boats, one of which is a former Coast Guard vessel, are made to withstand challenging conditions. This particular boat can fit up to 10 people.

    “It’s a sealed hull, unsinkable, and it provides rollover protection. As long as your doors are shut, if the boat rolls over, it will self-right itself,” Dowhie said of the Coast Guard boat, which he adds is one of the safest around.

    The unique evacuation service costs an annual fee of $90,000 and is catered toward wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t have time to mastermind their own escape.

    Clients access the boats with an individual punch-in number, and should they need to abandon it at any time, Dowhie’s company will locate it.

    “We track the boats with GPSs, if you leave it at a different location than was planned, we will find it and retrieve it,” Dowhie told The Post.
    Gator 45/70, Bandit99 and sec_monkey like this.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Mooring space and dockage is gonna be a problem ---
    (And that's just for starters. How do you get to the piers from uptown?)
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I just tell them to move to LA...
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    If I'm a rich NYC'er, I'll prepare my own escape!

    'Course, I can't think of ANYTHING that could compel me to live in NY!
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I think the rich and wealthy would like this. During the attack on the twin towers, airspace was closed down so they could not evacuate the city via their helicopters. This is a good service for those that can afford it. That is $7500 a month which is pennies for the wealthy.
    yeti695 likes this.
  6. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+++

    $90,000/year for a charter boat you have to drive yourself. This guy probably has a waiting list of fools ready to fork over their cash.

    What a country!
    Tully Mars, Brokor, yeti695 and 4 others like this.
  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Fools and money are soon parted.
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If you live in core NYC, Boston, DC, Chicago, LA..ect you are pretty much have an 10% chance of getting 10 miles away with your scalp and iPhone in a major hit if it is an EMP strike down to<1% no matter how much $$ you have.

    Is this the same guy sold the pet rock?
    Ura-Ki, Gator 45/70 and yeti695 like this.
  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Can you imagine someone trying to navigate an escape without colliding with all the other boat operators who will be in a screaming fit of a panic?
    Ura-Ki and Sgt Nambu like this.
  10. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    It worked for Washington - twice. ;)
    yeti695 likes this.
  11. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    this matches the description of the boat...
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    There's one born every minute! [LMAO]
    VisuTrac likes this.
  13. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Yeah but what does this tell you about the mood of the country and more specifically the rich and powerful in NYC that this is a viable business???
    Ura-Ki likes this.
  14. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    This would work well in Vancouver if you could arrange dock space on the Fraser going upriver from the ocean.
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    That is a so-called "free fall" lifeboat that is designed to be dropped from a "considerable" height without any snubbing lines. Launched MT then boarded by people in the water. There are a few more "unsinkable" boat designs, including self righting boats that will survive very heavy seas.
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Ours were round with self-righting devices and lowered at a controlled drop via a friction brake on the winch!
    Not very fast either.
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Like this.

  19. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Nice target!
    Inconspicuous, no one would ever take notice of it.
    Gator 45/70 and oldawg like this.
  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Our in-board, diesel, prop driven fleet of Willard Sea Force 700 and Zodiac 7 m and 10 m Hurricane Rigid Inflatable Boats and 8 m SAFE Boat Defenders Coast Guard Boats, can have you across the Hudson in three to six minutes. They come in cabin, or center console, have room for 18+ passengers and their robust construction ensures constant unsinkable seaworthiness. We’ll help you pick out and outfit the boat that’s right for your needs. Nothing to purchase. You only pay an all inclusive annual fee for this one of a kind service.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    RIBs (rigid Inflatable Boasts) for $90K, this is what you get - a ride across the Hudson (10 min max) in an open boat... From there you only need struggle thru miles and miles of Mau Mau territory to get...where? All Plan B will really do is strand you someplace else.

    And folks wonder why I have such an aversion to cities over 100K.
    Gator 45/70 and Ura-Ki like this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary