Originally Posted by phantom 19
What exactly is the problem with it?
This forum does have a holier than thou feeling sometimes.
Van gets stuck in the sand and gets dunked just trying to launch. So far so good.
You say start engine from auxilliary battery as main battery is drained? For all we know that is the main battery! Console and engine looks a complete mess. Judging by what we can see wiring will be like alphabet spaghetti, steering is probably seized and tubes look under-inflated. I doubt they have any safety gear, auxilliary engine, VHF, flares, etc.
After reading numerous MAIB reports of sinkings, fatalities and near misses over the years, this has all the hallmarks of an accident waiting to happen.