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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by sailingmum View Post
Busting myth of when to step into liferaft. Worthwhile read. Fromgcaptain
Hurricane Survival No Place for Absolutes | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
I think he is taking the old advice too literally - I think it has always simply meant "don't leave a boat that isn't actually sinking". This was observed more than once in the Fastnet disaster where abandoned boats were found floating days later. A liferaft is a last resort, not an "option" so to speak. Many people have died merely trying to transfer to a liferaft.

Obviously if a CG chopper is overhead and swimmers like the quoted one are in the water, you get off as they instruct, floating or sinking.

Only a fool would act contrary to their instructions - they know a hell of lot more about critical situations than any (or at least most) of us.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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