Originally Posted by chef2sail
No one has failed to grasp that the captain does bear some responsibility for this including me. What some of us have been saying is that there may be other factors involved, facts which we have not been aprised of yet. This is the purpose of an investigation. No doubt he had a hand in this, no doubt the captain has responsibilities. NO ONE has said otherwise.
So what have you really learned from this...course that was the stated purpose of so many for this posting, a teaching experience. You obviously dont need or want to investigate this any further cause you have your root cause.
Is the lesson you dont sail into a hurricane........duhhhhhhhhhh what else. Hatteras and the GS are a dangerous place....duhhhhhhhhh.
I got two different lessons:
1) Don't leave port and sail into a hurricane on a leaking wooden boat with few backup systems.
2) Don't sail with a captain that brags about sailing into hurricanes. (video interview)
Of course the investigation is critical to know all the facts BUT we do know one thing, if the captain had not chose to set sail in those known conditions, 2 lives wouldn't have been lost.