Quite recently I watched the movie
"All Is Lost" starring old veteran Robert Redford. The movie
does not say where the boat
is coming from or where it is heading to. The movie is parcticall all silent save for the usual sounds of nature.
Somewhere around Sumatra Reford wakes up (sailing solo) because of loud splashing sounds. Through the topside of the port water
sloshes inside the boat
in a large volume. The reason was that he had hit a partly submerged
20 ' container. An event that is a real soloist nightmare. The boat had hit the container on its corner and a large hole was the result just a little above the waterline.
Then the strange things are going to happen. We all now the VHF emergency
procedures. Redford did not. SOS he called a few times, when he discovered that his VHF
system was dead. For some reason he discovered that the connector to the Aerial was broken down. So he went up high in the mast
, not thinking of making a replacement-antennae, which is not that difficult.
the boat with glass and resin.
From that moment on, everything he did was against common seamanship.
I hope that you might be able to watch the movie.