|FYI — August 2004|
|By Brad Dunn|
Word With... Capt. Marc Greichen
Q: How far back
does your boating experience go?
Q: How hard is
it to take care of a boat like Detroit Eagle?
Q: Any specific
difficulties come to mind?
the best part of your job?
Q: Do you boat
in your spare time, also?
Diver Left Behind
In April diver Dan Carlock of Santa Monica, California, was stranded seven miles offshore for about five hours, after the captain of the boat he’d been on failed to take a proper roll call of his passenger list. A group of Boy Scouts aboard a 100-year-old tall ship rescued the castaway. Immediately after the captain’s negligence became public, the Coast Guard asked the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) to push its members to implement new roll call methods. In response, the agency has asked captains to keep written checklists and use numbered wristbands to keep track of divers.
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This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.