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Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

PS 'don't know how relevant it is here, but a former Mass Maritime instructor recently quiped to me something to the effect that "the older [and presumably more experienced] one gets, the less risk one is willing to assume", to which I responded with the old bromides that a) "a person never knows their limits until they're tested", and b) "argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours"...
no sane person prudently wants to assume undue hazard, especially given the consideration that it might have consequences beyond one's self [!], but I don't see that it necessarily then follows that all hazard is to be shunned... a safe may drop on one's head as one walks down the sidewalk, but does this then mean that one never leaves the house? Mitigated risk is the case here I think, with that mitigation being a consideration of foresight, planning, and experience/ability. But then, in all earnestness, why do you think that such a passage is beyond reasonable mitigation?
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