Originally Posted by smurphny
Agree. The thing that seems implausible is that anyone would endure a madman for more than a very short time before setting him straight in one form or another. People willingly staying confined to berths on the whim of a loony??? Makes no sense. It isn't 1810 and the crew aren't Shanghaied drunks waking up under the command of Capt. Bligh. Something does not add up here.
Certainly, the encounter with the SWIFT doesn't add up...
After an initial contact requesting evacuation, a US Navy vessel is simply told, "Nevermind, go away, everything's OK now..."??? Without so much as the officers aboard at least demanding to speak once again with the crewmember requesting to be taken off???
Not bloody likely... :-)
And if, indeed, that's what transpired, someone at the Department of the Navy needs to hear about it...