On The Water With The Wynns...
And, as Maxwell Smart pointed out, "Everyone is entitled to at least one fatal mistake."
Heading out onto the water without a thorough training session or six is not a good idea. The ocean is a big, dangerous place.
I'm reminded of the plaque placed neatly in easy sight of the captain of the USS Ranger. 1073 feet of aircraft carrier, embarked air wing, and about 6,000 souls on board. The plaque reads, "Oh lord, thy sea is so vast, and my ship is so small. "
Everyone that goes out to sea needs to keep the Sailor's Prayer clearly in mind. And to not depend upon luck alone....
We won't talk about the aircraft crashes and losses, the few who were lost or killed at sea, the fires, and the "days of total boredom punctuated with moments of sheer, total terror..." When things went terribly wrong upon occasion, all you could do is depend upon your training and skills. No place for untrained people.
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