So, reading from the other thread, delivery captain
Philip Johnson was seriously injured during rough weather
According to Cruise Ship
Law ( : quantum leap : Cruise Law News
) the boat had mechanical problems throughout much of the journey.
"After the sailboat left California
, it began experiencing problems with its generators and batteries, which compromised power to the sailboat's satellite phone
( Rescue at sea | StAugustine.com Rescue at sea | StAugustine.com
) was an account by passenger witnesses. "The sailboat encountered rough swells and a rogue wave
that knocked out its power and injured the captain
Not saying that this is at all the case here, and knowing that a boat can be perfectly sound when it leaves the harbor and then develop issues, but:
Out of curiosity, how often do delivery captains take command of a vessel for which they have concerns about its safety
and ability to complete a passage
? And, if a delivery crew is injured while on a vessel whose equipment
proves deficient in some way, how likely is the owner to have some liability for what happens?