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Old 02-05-2015, 22:13   #16
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Re: Missing Skipper off Nassau Bahamas

Captain Bill,

You might be mistaking my intent. I bolded the line in your quoted comment to point out the line I felt was pertinent to my point. It was bolded to aid understanding, but since that did not work...

My point?
It is very easy to lose someone once they are overboard. A mile is a long distance (further than one can see a man's head bobbing in the ocean), creates a large search area, and despite it being a large motor vessel, which presumably can travel at any speed it wants to go (unlike a strictly sail boat), and in any direction it want to go, it may take a while or relatively long time to FIND the MOB if they are searching visually for a small object like a man's head among the waves.

Put another way, if the helo had not arrived, that guy might not have survived, if depending upon his boat to find him.

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