Originally Posted by Hightower
What would you do? I know what I would do with the knowledge I have now...
You can only make the decision on the merits of that particular set of events:-
What danger will your speeding represent, has the Mayday been responded to by someone else, are you near enough that the speed will make a real difference. I think in this case it was absolutely the right thing to do, 45 minutes is a long time to be a MOB and five minutes either way could have made a difference.
On the other hand there is good lifeboat coverage in the area...
On the other other hand we all have a solemn duty to go to another mariners aid.....
Oh eck, off for a lie down to stop the spinning!