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09-17-2013 07:01 PM
daydream sailor
Re: Limits of Captains authority

SOOO what if you are out at sea far far away and the crew decided you are on your own they will just sit back and be leaches eating up your food drinking all your stash of booze and start to order you around, now what do you do.
09-17-2013 05:31 PM
steel
Re: Limits of Captains authority

So it was said that I am wrong because a ship is part of the country of the flag that it flies. Well here: By reading this you surrender the ownership of your boat and all legal authority to me! Anybody can say anything they want. When a ship is out at sea in a life threatening situation, is the legal jurisdiction that the ship is under the first thing on anyone's mind? What nationality the ship belong to isn't going to make any difference to anyone until it gets back to port.
09-14-2013 04:13 PM
chamonix
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Just find the captain/admiral thing childish and annoying. Like the whole pirate motif crap.
09-14-2013 12:04 PM
kjango
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Ut oh....after reading this thread.....I think I may have exceeded my authority ever when I grabbed a guy on my boat by his balls & his hair & propelled him over the stern . But before anyone makes me out to be a complete cad , where I threw him overboard was easily on the path of my intended course change & I did pick him up & then landed him in Newport RI where I let him walk off the boat on his own .
09-14-2013 10:56 AM
boz86
Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
(it happened all the time, especially SEAL and Mine warfare types. Some junior officers didn't get it and had to be shown the regulations and orders).
ChucklesR, Navy/Marine Corps aircraft have an exception where a flag officer can take over tactical command of an aircraft. Never had one do it, and I offered twice when we were having a "discussion" about the flights.

Do you know if Navy ships have the same rule?
08-16-2013 10:02 PM
tdw
Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by wind_magic View Post
There are NO LIMITS for a Captain! MuhAHAHAHAHAHA
.... which is why cabin boys had such a rough time ...


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That's because it IS condescending ... and the title seems to come with an implicit eye roll "yes, dear."
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I agree. Although I know lots and lots of women are OK with it, for some reason calling a woman "Admiral" just sounds condescending to me.
and of course none of us would ever consider such condescension now would we ?

All I know is calling the Wombet "Admiral" would place the twins in dire peril.
08-16-2013 09:52 PM
Sal Paradise
Re: Limits of Captains authority

No.... like SWMBO its half serious.... its the way a lot of guys like to operate. Make the wife the heavy or the boss... they say the wife is in charge then they aren't responsible for anything. I have some friends and relatives like that. You ask if they want to go to the movies and they have to ask their wife what they are doing that night. As a guy, I find it incredibly annoying. Thats where I think the admiral thing comes from. Some guys say "the boss" or SWMBO.

Captain? captain? ha!!! On my boat the "captain" is the person holding the tiller...and is generally subjected to non stop scorn complaints and abuse.
08-16-2013 09:47 PM
wingNwing
Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I agree. Although I know lots and lots of women are OK with it, for some reason calling a woman "Admiral" just sounds condescending to me.
That's because it IS condescending ... and the title seems to come with an implicit eye roll "yes, dear."

To OceanGirl: try TeleVision Makes Dull Children - our instructor's PC version of your mnemonic.
08-16-2013 09:42 PM
wind_magic
Re: Limits of Captains authority

There are NO LIMITS for a Captain! MuhAHAHAHAHAHA
08-16-2013 09:36 PM
DRFerron
Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
but please, for the love of humanity, do not call yourself Captain nor your wife the Admiral. (hmmmm pet hate perhaps ?)
I agree. Although I know lots and lots of women are OK with it, for some reason calling a woman "Admiral" just sounds condescending to me.
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