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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
First, if you are going to call for a rescue, you have a responsibility to consider the conditions you might call them in.
I'm also finding most of the defense of the Capt to be more personal than rational. There has been major media that has been as damning as anyone here. I'll ask if those in defense of waiting for the investigation had lost a daughter, with little to no experience sailing this vessel and, therefore, reliant on the Captain's judgement, whether you would remain as patient.
Sure, there has been some verbal lynching here, but mostly its been an expression of opinion. That's everyone's right and this is not a court of law. There is no verdict, even from that express one in anger. Understandable anger, IMO. Its a discussion.
Even if the Capt were forced to take the boat out to sea, he put his job ahead of others lives. I just can't think of a situation where he can come out clean on this one, but I'm listening. If you agree that he is mostly likely at fault, I'm not fully understanding the pushback on talking about it.
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