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Old 02-11-2011, 17:28   #1
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Those 'Other' Cruisers . . . and the Law of the Sea

This would be funny, I suppose, if it wasn't so revealing . . .

Today's Lectronic Latitude reports on the final resting place of the Quantum Leap, a 48' vessel abandoned in October when her delivery skipper was badly injured. Here's how the report begins . . .

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Quantum Leap's Final Chapter


November 2, 2011 Maui

Last month, we reported on the abandonment of Quantum Leap after her captain, delivery skipper Phillip Johnson, was severely injured. Later, we posted video of Johnson and his two crewmembers being rescued by the cruise ship Celebrity Century, which had diverted to effect the rescue. Now comes the final chapter in the 48-ft boat's sad story.


Quantum Leap came ashore on Maui last week, sailing 700 miles with no one aboard.
Photo Courtesy Bill Finkelstein
2011 Latitude 38 Publishing, LLC
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Apparently, some of the "cruisers" who prefer to board a big cruise ship to travel across the water have little understanding of the Law of the Sea when it comes to rendering aid, a very cold heart toward anyone whose misfortune alters their cruising itinerary, or both.

Here's a link to the story:

Quantum Leap's Final Chapter

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Re: Those 'Other' Cruisers . . . and the Law of the Sea

No mention of his injury...?
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Re: Those 'Other' Cruisers . . . and the Law of the Sea

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No mention of his injury...?
From the original story, as reported in 'Lectronic Latitude on October 12, 2011:

"The sailboat's injured captain, Phillip Johnson, 62, of Washington state, was stabilized aboard the 1,800-passenger vessel by the ship's medical staff. After being transfered upon arrival at Hawaii to Hilo Medical Center, it was learned that he'd suffered five broken vertebrae and a cracked rib when his boat was "hit from the side by a wave," which hurled Johnson across the cabin in the galley. His two crewmen were uninjured, but the boat suffered serious damage, including loss of power."

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