I believe for the sake of this discussion a copy of the the official reports as prepared by myself and the Venezuelan Armada would be a good starting point. Again, I'm working with my insurance company, and promise to provide both reports when this matter is settled. As Captain of Apuej BienI take full responsibility for the grounding, however I was not allowed to proceed on a course of my choosing which ultimately impacted the outcome. Hindsight is 20/20.
Once you settle with the insurance I'd like to see the report!
and more importantly, what, if any other options you legally had.
you were in their territorial waters when stopped, correct? (even though you cleared out)