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Old 26-11-2019, 19:35   #61
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Suppose you happen to dial 911 and then when the operator answers, your phone loses cell signal.
Fair enough. If that was the case, I would be willing to skip the keel-hauling and maybe just impose a fine. If I "accidentally" exceed the speed limit, I'm still given a ticket. I think the argument there, just like with the hypothetical accidental 911 call, would be that I should have known better.

I wonder if we'll ever hear the 911 call. The reports I've seen suggest they didn't actually use the word "help" or possibly even ask for assistance. But a lot will be in the tone of voice, and how much was actually said before the call cut out.
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https://bangordailynews.com/2019/12/...f=most-popular
"A sailboat that departed from Mount Desert Island last month and then turned up safe and sound following a two-day search in the Gulf of Maine has been abandoned off the coast of Virginia after running into foul weather, according to media reports."
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All I've been able to find are these short news articles. I would have like to hear what was going on that first night to prompt the 911 call, and what were the conditions that later brought down the mast. Sounds like the voyage was doomed from the start. At least the crew did not die learning whatever lessons they needed to learn the hard way.
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This article reported the results of the CG interview of the crew regarding the initial 911 call. It has a few other interesting details as well.

"Charlotte Kirby told them she called 911 because she was not feeling well."

“She was feeling cold, uncomfortable and she was seasick,” Kenneth Stuart, command duty officer for the South Portland Coast Guard Command Center, said during a telephone interview Wednesday night. Stuart said Kirby also told investigators she “was not sure she was going to get warm again.”

"Stuart said the sailors will not be fined and the cost of the search mission will likely never be known since it was treated as a legitimate distress call."

"But on Nov. 19, the crew of the Dove had to be rescued off the coast of Virginia by the Jaguar Max, a cargo ship, after the trio reported that it had been demasted, Stuart said, adding that the cargo ship had to divert its course to rescue Kirby, Davis and Lombardo."
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I wonder how many of the posters here actually volunteered to serve this nation and volunteered for a foreign war ?
What about all the other nationalities on CF who have served their country
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Not for the boat it wasn't. The fools aboard seem to have gotten off scot-free.
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Not for the boat it wasn't. The fools aboard seem to have gotten off scot-free.
Good point. I have far more sympathy for the boat than the crew.

I'm forming an opinion, but frankly we don't have enough details to really know what happened, so I'll leave it there.
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