SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew
View Single Post
  #15  
Old 03-28-2013
NCC320 NCC320 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 584
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
NCC320 is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

They were professionals....just doing the job that only professionals can do.

Let's see, the owner is out of a nice boat....half a million dollars. Or, perhaps it's the insurance company, which will increase rates the rest of us have to pay to cover their losses on such situations.

I wonder if the "professionals" will bill the owner for their services? And whether they will pay the Coast Guard for the rescue? And how much will the rescue swimmer get?

Now, I don't know much about blue water sailing, being just an inshore sailor, but from their own description, these professionals didn't seem very professional. Kind of stupid, actually. What was the urgency to sail with the forcast they had, why didn't they go inside down the ICW, how about fuel arrangements, and securing the boat so that things don't fly around?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook