Originally Posted by skippermarky
I think in these selfish stupid circumstanses, there should be a way of making these idiots pay, for waisted services and the risks to lives
While I am not suggesting these guys are very clever you have to look at the other side.
They did not call SAR out.
When offered a tow back in the declined with a "No Thanks"
Why on earth should they have to pay for anything? and why should there be a way of "making them pay"?
As far as i can see from the story someone called in that a boat was in trouble and it turned out they were not.
Im with Starovich on this. Offer them help, offer them advice, if they don't want it let darwin sort it out.
Nos- why would you want a "compulsory towing act"? The responsibility for the safety of a vessel surly lies with the skipper, it is not the place of a lifeboatman to decide who can stay out and who must come in