MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:50:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 20:38:
Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea Reads like a tRump tweet.
Well, that whole story is sad. People panic under stress, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, but mistake after mistake. They even got rescued BEFORE the coast guard by a fishing vessel?! They had an EPIRB and never turned it on?! Whatever, now they're safe, and they should probably get a bill from the Navy, but it'd probably be too much negative press to be worth it.
I get the sense they aren't exactly experienced sailors either, but who knows. Three news stories about this is probably at least 2 too many already.
Professional sailors have said that on a boat that size it would be nice to have 3 experienced sailors. One of those ladies stated that she knew nothing about sailing.
As for panicking under stress, they had months to recover on the open sea's along with their well fed "emotional support" pups.
"I expect death to be nothingness and by removing from me all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism." Isaac Asimov