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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged
I think they said he cracked his head on the rail when he jumped. So assuming you are unconscious do you float or sink? If you go down 4-6 feet how long does it take you to come up? No one reported hearing him he’ll for help or hear him splashing around.
What seems in no doubt is that the jumper jumped. He made a simple and decisive move to express his will. It was his action that resulted in his death. Personal responsibility.
None of us know what went on, frankly I doubt the participants really objectively know. We at ALL Monday morning Quarter Backing, theee years on, maybe 6 by trial. There is no “truth”, there is only blame.
Who applied for the position?
Was he forthcoming with his issues?
Did he know he got sea sick?
Did he bring his meds?
Did he disclose his mental state?
Did he ask to be put ashore?
Did he ask for a medivac?
Has he had similar instances in the last?
Did he threaten the Master and drew? Is that not mutiny?
The Grand Jury will never know, nor will a jury of his peers. It comes down to either trusting and empathizing with the dead guy or the capt and crew.
It’s 5pm or later in Bangalor, I’m having another G&T.
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Last edited by hpeer; 12-13-2018 at 01:09 PM.