But running into any fixed object with injuries and you're probably going to lose your license here
likely here also but the job of the court was to fine or whatever on the charges brought. It would probably be a "board" that would look at his commercial endorsements and decide if he keeps them or not.
Running into fixed objects is what windfarm skippers do every day. Just a case of hitting the right object at the right speed
But if you haven't been there and done that folk cannot really appreciate his situation. The wind has got up and its blowing a *******! Its rough, dark and raining! He has guys up at least one turbine to get down safely onto the vessel which is unlikely to stay still when he pushes on to it.
The boat may well suddenly drop a dozen ladder rungs and then shoot back up again past his original point and drop again. He will have his crew on deck at that point but hopefully not someone on the ladder. There is a chance of blood on the deck in this scenario and the consequences that would follow.
And whilst this is all going through his mind along with the thought of "what the **** am I doing out here!?" he has to actually get the boat to the right turbine through the maze of a dark rough windfarm and then get pushed onto it with shed loads of power on whilst being helmsman/radar operator/navigator/ radio operator and ships engineer, lookout and captain of the vessel managing the safety of everyone onboard.
Not at all like being the "captn" of a little rib this windfarm job!