Someone once compared heading offshore without proper safety equipment to skydiving without a parachute. If you need the equipment and don’t have it, or it doesn’t work, the odds are good you’ll never need it again. That’s a strong statement, but very appropriate. Help isn’t always nearby in the Gulf Stream, and if no one knows you’re there, if you can’t contact anyone, help isn’t coming.
December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm