Originally Posted by seafrontiersman
So how is the lady? Medical treatment is expensive and I wonder if there is a collection being taken or any help being given to these poor people?
They both had their stitches taken out yesterday. I spoke to Mark last night and both feel better without them.
I think it takes a day of so after they come out to feel better.
The medical fees including Hospital, and post hosp accomodation has been paid for by Grenada Toruism!
They are now in a room and their boat at Port Louis Marina and all paid for by Port Louis Marina.
Tina and Mark hosted a security meeting at Port Louis Marina on Thursday night which I was the MC.
We had between 150 and 200 people (with GREAT food from the marina all supplied by them!).
Tina and Mark talked everyone right through every detail of the attack and aftermath and were very full in answering questions.
We then had a big group discussion on things we can do. (Amazingly
completely different from the BS that comes up in this thread!!).
We found that there are not many incidents like this! No one in the whole group had this sort of experience so it doesnt happen often.
There as a break and enter of a boat last Sunday, crew not on board, so we discussed that too.
One great discussion thread was about having cockpit lights that can be turned on quickly from below including a switch at the bed. If you hear any little noise you bung the lights on and experience has been if there is anything out there, they will get off, or at least you can see them.
Also stuff about DSC use because we have a radio repeater here thats much better than DSC (and Police/Coast Guard dont have DSC anyway). DSC tx's on VHF 70 and defaults to 16 neither which have a repeater so voice on 66 is better.
Lots of ideas came up, lots of great discussion, lots of good will etc. Great positive evening.
All in all Tina and Mark are doing better than one could expect. They are a pretty dynamic couple, Mark quite laid back and Tina quite a go-getter they ballance very well and I think give each other a hugh amount of mutual support.
Good on them!