We were coming into Galveston that evening direct from Falmouth - the seas were around 15' with a 'blue norther' blowing at F6-7. I wouldn't say that the vessel was struggling with the conditions, though some of the passengers may have been - nothing really out of the ordinary going on.
However, I'm still confused to why a crew member
would apparently attempt suicide with a life-jacket and strobe attached - the article seems to infer that it was due to the conditions.. but as I mentioned, they were not bad at all - at least the Elvis impersonator didn't think so!
Anybody heard any more detail on this story?