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post #4 of Old 12-10-2018
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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged

That's a tough one. I'm sure there is more to it, as I've become highly jaded that the media rushes too much out, without proper vetting.

Nevertheless, there are a couple of exposures for the Captain, as I read them. First, it seems the crew gave the victim a scop patch. These are well known to cause hallucinations in some people. That could be deemed causal.

The second is a bother. I'm trying to imagine not turning around for an MOB. Maybe if sea state was life threatening, but that wasn't mentioned. Indeed, the odds were near zero, but not trying at all has to be some sort of dereliction.

This statement is so ridiculous, it causes suspicion......

“You can’t just turn a boat like that around in the middle of the ocean,” Larson said.

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