I spoke to a sailor who had a crew jump overboard
in the Caribbean
. The crew had a boat in the same marina in Texas
, and had come to help him sail his boat home. One day the crew insisted on staying up at the bow pulpit in rough weather
, then just vanished.
There was an official investigation, and the captain
was cleared. The investigation focused on the background of the two men
and the captain's actions once the crew went missing. According to the captain
, they found that the crew had mood-altering prescription drugs aboard and was under treatment for mental issues (he hadn't shared that with the captain).
My condolences for the family
of the missing sailor, I hope that they can take some comfort in the fact that he was fulfilling his life's dream.