THE CHAIN LOCKER

Here's a gCaptain blog post with a link to news footage of a rescue in the Pacific, by the Horizon Lines ship HORIZON RELIANCE. Sounds like an excellent job by the HORIZON RELIANCE's sailors - good planning, great execution, superb shiphandling. Reading this made me proud, and shows that most seamen hew to the sea's best traditions of heroism, skill and self-sacrifice.

There's a TV news interview with the Chief Mate, who took a leading part in the recovery; and another interview with the rescued sailors, including a nine-year-old boy. They had been sailing from Mexico to Hawaii when their sailboat was dismasted, disabled, and began to sink. Good report, and a much truer picture of the men of our profession than the COSTA CONCORDIA reporting that has flooded the media recently! 


http://gcaptain.com/horizon-reliance-responds-high/?39636


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