“You can’t just turn a boat like that around in the middle of the ocean,” Larson said.
First they brag on what an expert seaman he is with many years experience but he isn't capable of turning a boat around to perform a standard MOB maneuver?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......
Wow, I have to look that up.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.
I will do passages with the smallest crew I can.. Single handing can be exhausting... 2 is a lot better... 3 works fine. More than that it's getting crowded in a small boat... all boats are small in the big ocean.Another good reason to sail alone when one can. You never can know what demons others might carry on board once out at sea. This story reminded me of another fellow jumping into the sea but, from cockpit much higher off the water:
I think you're spot on. The skipper made some judgement errors but given the context, understandably so. I've no idea to what extent this will serve as a defense, but I hope considerably so.Think of it from the Captain point of view for a second...