• @[email protected]
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    4 months ago

    It’s my understanding that anyone operating a ship is required by law to respond to distress calls. Though it would be something to issue a distress call and have a luxury yatch respond

    • @ThatWeirdGuy1001
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      233 months ago

      How enforceable would that be though? Do ships keep logs of received transmissions? Like how hard would it be to hear the distress call and just turn off the radio?

      If the transmission isn’t recorded there’s no way of knowing if a person deliberately ignored a distress signal or just didn’t receive it.

      • @[email protected]
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        413 months ago

        All true, but enforcement, and the law itself, are unnecessary. I’ve never known a sailor that would even consider ignoring a distress call.

        Asshole passenger maybe, but not the crew. So on second thought, the law gives the crew something to say to an asshole passenger who wants to ignore a call.

      • @[email protected]
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        293 months ago

        Sounds like it’s hard to enforce, unless after the fact a crew member came forward to say they heard a distress call and the captain ordered them to ignore it.

        At the same time though (and this is me speaking from 0 experience) I’d imagine that most sailors understand the importance of “do unto others…” with respect to distress calls. Even with modern technology, the ocean can be a dangerous place.

      • @[email protected]
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        193 months ago

        I think it’s more of a “don’t be an asshole, cause it could be you” type of situation.

      • @tankplanker
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        Its bound by Solas regulations that are legally enforceable. Ships must have two way AIS and its logged, so they know if you were in range similar to the tracking for planes. Boats under a certain size do not need AIS and often only have one way AIS, but I expect thats not the case with DiCaprios boat.

        Solas was bought in because of the Titanic sinking as other boats declined the help due to the risk of Icebergs, so thats a further link to DiCaprio.

        • Ech
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          83 months ago

          Man, what a great series. I’ve only seen the show so far, but it was so good.

          • @BeMoreCareful
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            113 months ago

            The books are absolutely worth the read.

            • Ech
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              13 months ago

              That’s what I’ve heard. Definitely on my to-do list!

      • @Everythingispenguins
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        Also there is a financial incentive. There is part of martime law about salvage rights. The person doing the rescuing has rights to the stuff they saved. Obviously it doesn’t apply to just saving some person floating,. A ship with people, you get some rights to the value of the ship and its contents.

        One of the more interesting examples https://www.smithsonianmag.com/air-space-magazine/oldies-amp-oddities-the-alraigo-incident-10366728/

  • @CptEnder
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    424 months ago

    He’ll never let go, Jack

  • @TotalFat
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    373 months ago

    I’m assuming DiCaprio did not hear the call and move in to rescue, but rather the captain of the vessel owned by DiCaprio performed these duties as required by maritime law.

  • themeatbridge
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    303 months ago

    … Nah, hallucination, you can fuck off. I’m staying in the lifeboat.

  • UltraMagnus0001
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    263 months ago

    as he quickly tossed him back since he wasn’t a 20 year old woman

  • @paultimate14
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    243 months ago

    In my head cannon Phil Collins was watching the scene unfold

    • @agent_flounder
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      63 months ago

      🤣 I’m dying over here, you deserve this 🥇

    • @motor_spirit
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      43 months ago

      TI rollin a blunt in the back because he knows his call of duty is near

      • @Madison420
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        33 months ago

        With Michael mc Donald just because and yes I do want a ti ft Micheal McDonald.

  • GladiusB
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    223 months ago

    He better call me Rose

  • @[email protected]
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    223 months ago

    Setting the meme of this aside, it’s nice that he didn’t just report it and fuck off.

    I’m curious how marine emergency calls work. Maybe I’ll look into it. Either way, it’s nice that it happened.

      • @lonerangers1
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        So I need a dingy and the marine traffic app and to have an “accident” while a certain vessel would be imposed to save me? Then I get to do some yachting and chumming it up with gilbert grape and some <25 year old babes?

      • @[email protected]
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        33 months ago

        Yeah? Who enforces that? What happens if you just pretend you didn’t see the distress call? Has anyone ever had real consequences from doing this?

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          I mean I doubt it. But if you’re in the ocean you probably have more of an incentive to keep that going since it could be your ass pretty easily.

          But I imagine big enough vessels are tracked by coast guards in lots of areas.

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          Well don’t they know where everyone is with radar so presumably they know you were the closest boat. You could claim that you didn’t hear the distress call but then questions start to get asked about why you were out with a non-functional radio? It’s probably illegal to have non-functional safety equipment.

          I guess it’s possible but it’s not really worth it. I don’t think anyone expects you to put your life in danger so if you turn up to a boat and it’s on fire or something i don’t think anyone would expect you to take action then.

          • @this_1_is_mine
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            My radio started acting up after we left port and failed overnight while on the water… What do I do.

            • @[email protected]
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              43 months ago

              Go back to port if theres no emergency, otherwise use your emergency rescue beacon or backup radio.

              • @this_1_is_mine
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                But I’m already a day out and a day away. So …

  • @Agent641
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    223 months ago

    Just throws you a wooden door and slips below the waves.

  • @xantoxis
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    143 months ago

    Why was DiCaprio on that man’s yacht

    • @ReluctantMuskrat
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      Certainly understandable with all the young maidens about.

  • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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    Then he invited him aboard the yacht and threw lobsters at him while looking suave.

  • @gedaliyah
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    93 months ago

    Getting back to his roots - I like that. hopefully he didn’t die in the freezing water this time.

  • @spirinolas
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    Somewhere there’s a joke about him freezing in the water to save someone else. I can’t see it yet, but it’s out there.

    EDIT: Disregard that, I found them. Aye there be many in these seas, aharr

  • @Shard
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    73 months ago

    Rolling a 20 on your luck throw