Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife
I am sorry, Julie but none were given an option to stay on shore.
They were given an option to be SACKED IMMEDIATLY!
none were offered alternate transport to the next port. they were given one hour to be thrown out of their HOME.
With NO MONEY
NO PLACE TO SLEEP.
Now, if I arrive at your house tonight and offer to chuck you OUT with no money, no car and no place to stay what do you do?
Do you know for a fact they were never offered alternative transport?
How does volunteering as a crew on a boat make that one's "HOME"?
Say you've just taken your seat aboard a commercial flight about to depart from SFO, and the captain welcomes you aboard with an announcement of his stated attempt to fly under the Golden Gate Bridge before proceeding to Sydney... Are you gonna remain aboard that plane, simply because you're uncertain about where you might wind up having to SLEEP