Originally Posted by JonEisberg
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 that night?
I think it was a paid crew. Not properly professionals, most of them, but paid anyway.