Originally Posted by ArmyDaveNY
ē 7 days ago
I don't see why the sailor is being blamed however the story is very incomplete. First, he was fine and didn't request assistance, so I am not sure why he is being blamed. Second, it sounds like someone panicked and started an unnecessary search.
Questions we must know before we blame him. First, what did he tell people? If he was just going for a nautical version of a walk about, then the fault doesn't lie with him. If on the other hand, he specified that he would arrived at a particular destination
by a certain day and didn't, and of course didn't update those he gave his sail plan to, then he is likely guilty.
Second, what happened to his communications
? It is not unusual for electronics
to fail. I can't blame him for this, unless the failure was negligent.
Third, who panicked and called for a search? We don't know who called nor do we know why they called. From the sound of the article that we are directed to for slightly more information, he was clearly going for a walk about in a marine environment
I think the original article jumped to incorrect conclusions, and it certainly sounds like the authorities are trying to blame him when they should have asked the above questions. Hopefully we'll get some more answers but I'm not holding my breath.
Yep, lack of info, hard to make a judgement call on this.
First off, it's a one sided story. No comment from the lad. They got his pic tho !
Chastise do a fly by, get a wave and assume he is ok ?
Was there radio
Did he break laws ?
Just the facts ma'am, just the facts ! Hehe.
Very sketchy piece of reporting or journalism if you can call it that, pretty much heresay. Seems like everyone gets exercise jumping to conclusions.lol
Then you have anybody with a badge and marching orders wants to give orders and carry guns
. Global police state hatchlings ...
And yet, likely much adieu about nothing !