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in the maritime industry, the skipper is regarded as "God".


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Jun 22, 2004
Alden 38' Challenger yawl Rockport Harbor
No conviction recorded, a slap on the wrist, sounds like a fair trial. Captain on the other hand had control of the vessel. The nature of public media puts you on global trial, that's a new sidebar to life in the fast lane.
Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
It appears in Australia having sex at the wrong time with a drunk Captain means you pay. I always thought the guy had to pay. It sure seems like a brave new world.

Did I miss something?
Jan 4, 2010
Farr 30 San Francisco
They hit the navigation buoy, then 10 min later hit a boat, then some time later ran aground. That skipper was focused on "not his duties". I would think the first collision would be enough of a warning.
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Feb 20, 2011
Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
Crew of the NatGeo Adventure cruise ship passing through Santa Rosalia, BCS, Mexico.


Yah, she's way cute. Name's Courtney Cox, enjoying her dream job.
At least that's what she told me.
Jan 4, 2010
Farr 30 San Francisco
Well he banged into 3 things 4 if you count the deckhand. Each collision might be considered evidence of failure to keep a proper lookout. Hey looking at the situation I feel a little sympathy but festivities should have ceased at the first ( or second) bang.