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|02-06-2011 03:50 PM|
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
|02-06-2011 09:33 AM|
Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
Was the owner of the vessel ever cited?
|02-05-2011 12:47 PM|
"Final determination and settlement"...
Very good..was about to suggest you reference
Capt. of Exxon Valdez!
|02-05-2011 10:32 AM|
Final determination and settlement..
"I just received good news yesterday.
The lawyer got me into the "Misdemeanor Intervention Program", which
gives us criminals a chance to go straight without court.
I have to pay $100 fee plus another $200 in lieu of community service.
Then apparently I'm done with this.
It wasn't cheap, but I'm glad it's coming to an end."
|02-03-2011 12:17 PM|
Originally Posted by capnscruffy View Post
|02-02-2011 08:13 PM|
Originally Posted by paulk View Post
INMHO, the person who is operating the boat, ie, steering the boat is liable, absent a licensed captain on board. If the owner or designated skipper is on deck, directing the actions of the helmsman, then I guess he would be "operating" - but if he/she is down below, studying, or sleeping or whatever, then he is not the operator.
I can speak from my own experience running tugboats. If I'm on watch, as either the captain or the mate, I'm liable whether I'm in the wheelhouse, or the galley or head or whatever. I don't know how this translates to the given example above. Was the owner licensed?
|01-25-2011 11:29 PM|
In the spirit of "been there, done that"....
I was helming at the time of the grounding of a just refitted and relaunched 52' ketch in Lower New York Bay. First time on this boat and in these waters, and with a preoccupied skipper and navigator who were also unfamiliar with the area. My misreading of the marks (and some misdirection from the navigator) took us hard into deep mud as the tide was dropping. The pounding of the swells cracked the keel and took us back to the boat yard for $20k worth of repairs and a weeks delay to an Atlantic crossing.
Though technically not at "fault" I sure felt that I had screwed up. I absolutely should have insisted on clearer direction when I wasn't 100% certain. To the credit of the skipper/owner, he made a point of assuming full responsibility.
|01-25-2011 10:26 PM|
Skipper, not the brightest light in town.
Helsman, do NOT include this in your resume.
Did this really happen ? Or are you sh#$$in us ?
|01-25-2011 10:00 PM|
Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
But hey, government is a business right? Laws written by lawyers, for lawyers.
|01-25-2011 08:02 PM|
Originally Posted by Argyle38 View Post
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