Originally Posted by ontherocks83
Do you need to heave to and delay your voyage or will they board while you keep your course?
Been boarded 4 times, each time the Coasties requested that I maintain course and speed. Once I requested that we get to our nearby marina first so my crew could disembark and continue on their way and the cutter
was ok with that.
One other time was more amusing. We were under sail in a 45' Chris White cat. I suggested that we slow down for the boarding party but they wanted us to maintain course and speed. They were training newbies in the operation of a jet powered rib
. After several failed attempts, they returned to the cutter
and returned with the "first string" aboard lol.
On all occasions the USCG personnel were courteous and efficient.