I don't think, as DOJ
pointed out, this is about discrimination as much as about fear for the person with disabilities. Captains of our vessels, we want our crew to be safe( period).
One time my friend, who I mentioned above, wanted to take the boat out in some foul bleak weather
. He still had stars in his eyes about storms, read too many Tristan jones
. Anyways, I was getting over a cold, had just gotten off from work, and a bit grumpy to boot. I told him if the "poop" hit the fan I was gonna stay dry down below and he would be on his own! He grinned and untied the dock
lines. The poop hit the fan as we were coming back into port. I, sticking to my guns
, went down below and left him to his fate. The squall hit, the wall of wind
and rain, he dropped the main and yelled about how he couldn't see where he was. " how can you navigate without knowing where you are?" he yelled, ( lesson learned
) In reply, I mumbled I told ya so, and that he should of taken bearings before the visibility went to zero. I snuggled warm and dry in my blanket
. BTW, I did take bearings right before I ducked down below so I knew, well was pretty sure, we were fine.
Anyways, I was 22 at the time, still thouht we were all invincible. Today, at 40, I'd would of never left him. He could of fallen overboard
, he could of injured himself. Fear, some healthy, some not so much.
Hope that made sense,