Originally Posted by smackdaddy
I did a quick Google and it looks like this boat was some kind of charter operation (pardon the translation from German):
This yacht, we offer training, cruises and regattas take part in the premium market! From exercising the harbor maneuvers, skipper training, driving instruction on sports travel trips to the Atlantic Regatta is our MERI Tuuli inside everything. We prove the MERI Tuuli max.6 with paying passengers plus 1 or 2 Skipper inside.
Might explain the pressure to get into port if the paying passengers were upset.
Rough outcome for sure. Kudos to the rescuers.
Smack, tears come to my eyes when I saw your post and had nothing to do with the post. You don't imagine how good for me it is seeing you back!!!
Yes I believe you are right. Unfortunately many of this accidents have to do with the pressure of the passengers or inexperienced crew over the Captain, assuming the Captain knew what he was doing. On these democratic days it is not easy or popular to act like a dictator and when everybody says to do the wrong thing it is hard to do the right thing against everybody specially if they are paying. I am not saying that it happened here, but it would not be the first time.
a big hug to you.