back to iridium and how they have gone the way of cell phone providers another latitude update here:
Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude
take away rebel heart, the whole debacle, the kids, the bad condition of the boat, inexperience or false experience, whatever
take it all out of the situation and look at these 3 points being made
is unacceptable for an emergency phone provider...it HAS happened to others and its inexcuseable
I think we need to separate issues here...they are unrelated in essence but in RH case they did become a factor...
Im avoiding any comment whatsoever about the lawsuit, how fit or not they were as captains and crew , parenting etc...
the last point made by richard is the one that most impacts me(a satellite phone SHOULD be able to be used NO MATTEER WHAT THE CHARGES in an emergency, it can be dealt with AFTER but in order to save lives there has to be NO QUESTION WHATSOEVER that it will work.
in my limited experience using these phones over 10 years back and most recently about 6 years ago this was the case.
what has happened these last few years, months days?