I want to look away from the broken ship with her masts snapped and hull submerged. I want to blur the crew lifted by helicopters from twenty foot seas. I want to veer from the Captain, washed overboard, and drifting alone in rough waters. I say the truth is unfathomable and the phrase snags in my throat, a trope already taken from the sea. I catch myself saying fathom again: a word that once meant embrace, and then the length from arm to arm of rope or water, and now means understanding. Bounty is on the sea floor and her Captain lost (my ship, my Captain gone); I don’t want to hold, or measure the depth, or understand this loss.
Such a terrible romantic tragedy but it's the only the fault of a capriciously cruel and heartless sea!
Last edited by c.captain; November 2nd, 2012 at 06:23 PM.
Big weather creates problems not just for those on the water, but for those you might call on for rescue. (Consider what the Coast Guard is flying in right now to find the lost crewmembers.) The H-60 is an all-weather aircraft, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have limitations. Leaving when things are manageable for both you and the rescuers may be a better plan than waiting to see how it goes. The number of times I’ve heard “We’re going to wait until the morning,” as the last call a captain ever made would chill your soul. That wait sometimes makes a rescue impossible.
With an out-of-control fire or progressive flooding, you are going to end up off the boat one way or the other, but that doesn’t mean those are the only times to leave the boat. Big wide hurricanes are unforgiving things, and no matter why you find yourself faced with one, consider everything when deciding how best to survive it. When faced with approaching storms, I’ve seen sailors leave perfectly sound and watertight vessels and it was exactly the right thing to do.
Whatever happened to due diligence? If you think that you are in bad situation then you probably are.. The uncertainty of the master to make command decisions shows that he shouldn't have been in command.Originally Posted by ChiefRob
This whole situation is horrible..
Strippers changed my life- Brad Pitt
SeaSick (November 3rd, 2012)
We must heed these words and clean up our acts here and forebay any more of this wild talk about things that we obviously know nothing about or the world will cast aspersions upon us as being uncooth drunken merchant sailors who talk mean about the glorious grace of the wind and all those who ride upon thee?''...the "gCaptain" forums have been a nightmare of vicious disrespect and ignorant slander topped with endless heaping scoops of wild, random speculation.''
Well, I would rather read the unvarnished truth here, as opposed to the kumbaya circle jerk seen elsewhere.Originally Posted by c.captain
Carry on, lads.
Let them who know not how to pray, go to sea.
Kumbaya circle jerk? That is absolutely brilliant!Originally Posted by Flyer69
Flyer69 (November 2nd, 2012)
Add that one to the thesaurus!Originally Posted by Flyer69
Kumbaya Circle jerk.
I know there was another injected a day or so ago. I'll have to find it. Everyday a new one shows up!
Does anyone know where I might find a good job on a Tall Ship ?
They're all good jobs on your time off! All the Bohemian chicks you want, and good songs.Originally Posted by AHTS Master
Found this on the wooden boats blog this morning....
This link might be of interest
"When it's all said and done,more's said than done"- Anonymous