When I managed to get stuck in the ditch just west of the LA / TX line TowBoat US dispatched out of Clear Lake
TX. No hassles whatsoever even though I was a member
for only 30 days.
The bill sent to the company was > $1,300 since they get paid for transit time. My cost was zero. Can't gripe about that now can I ?? Even spoke to a live person via their 800 number - and that person was actually IN THE UNITED STATES so I didn't have to explain where Texas
As for allowing myself to be persuaded to go in that side cut to anchor
after dark because the crew was tired & cranky... well let's just say that next time someone will be standing another mid-watch while sucking tugboat exhaust
as we follow it