Better watch it again, Mark. Iridium is the butt of the joke, Inmarsat is the hero of this viral spoof - the sat phone she should
have used the first time is the subtle message.
The irony is that her Iridium phone may have worked fine, and that she and her father were in communication immediately after the dismasting
. The decision may have been made that they would play up the "young girl lost
at sea" angle for all it was worth to heighten the drama and interest.
Though the Los Angeles Times
has asked repeatedly for the phone log from the time of the dismasting
and its immediate aftermath, Laurence Sunderland has so far refused. If he was in contact with Abby all along, Iridium is getting a bum rap for the "communication breakdown."