The forty-one-foot Malachite had capsized twice-each time, it righted itself from three-hundred-sixty-degree rolls. On one occasion, the forty-one-year-old Canadian captain and owner, Nicholas Hull, while strapped to the helm, was taken completely under the water. Hull's left side had also been slammed by the boom, which crushed a rib on impact. Mark Termint, a forty-one-year-old crewman, suffered from a lacerated finger. Ron Reggev, the eldest on board at sixty-one, had multiple bruises on his back from the boat being hurled up and tossed down the crests of monstrous waves.