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NAVY WARSHIP EN ROUTE TO SICK TODDLER ON SAILBOAT
AP ^ | 4/5/14

Posted on 04/05/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.

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I question the use of military hardware and personnel in what is clearly NOT a national security matter.
1 posted on 04/05/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

It could have been prevented by parents with a little common sense.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 6:09:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

But they may also be delivering meals to the poor folk on the boat at the same time so it is justified. That is their primary purpose!


3 posted on 04/05/2014 6:09:40 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SoFloFreeper

What kind of idiot parent risk taking a 1 year old on a voyage around the world?


4 posted on 04/05/2014 6:10:36 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: SoFloFreeper

You should’nt take little tots on that kind of trip anyway, unless you’re running away from some Communist oppressor. I’m surprised Mom went along with it. Wait till the girls are in high school, then do it. They can help as Deck Hands on the fantail.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 6:11:37 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SoFloFreeper

We must pay for ignorant selfishness of those that would take a one year old on a round-the-world sailboat ride.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 6:12:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am encouraged to learn the gubmint is searching for new ways to waste my tax dollars./sarc


7 posted on 04/05/2014 6:12:41 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: lee martell

The boat needs to be met by Child Protective Services


8 posted on 04/05/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SoFloFreeper
If you get trapped on a mountain during a blizzard, I think they often charge you a pretty penny after they rescue you.
I imagine that people who decide to sail around the world probably have a fair amount of money. That's nice.

Hopefully, the price tag of this rescue will make any future effort too expensive for their depleted bank account.

9 posted on 04/05/2014 6:14:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Yes, all people should just stay home where its nice and safe.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: digger48

Idiot Parenting 101.......


11 posted on 04/05/2014 6:21:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Akin to taking an infant on a mountain climbing expedition. The sea is not something you trifle with, I don't care how “experienced” a sailor the father claims to be.
12 posted on 04/05/2014 6:21:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, actually this IS part of the job of the coast guard.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 6:24:00 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Yes, You are always right /S)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

The kind that shouldn’t have reproduced


14 posted on 04/05/2014 6:24:55 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lee martell
Wait till the girls are in high school, then do it.

I certainly wouldn't force anyone to go through that misery.

15 posted on 04/05/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A prime example of more money than brains


16 posted on 04/05/2014 6:27:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

what sort of idiots would take a baby on a sailboat around the world, selfish idiots


17 posted on 04/05/2014 6:27:59 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here is a link to a video On the MS Century us rescuing some jerks at sea my wife and i missed Maui because of this its ok people are more important funny with in a month the derelict sailboat ran aground on Maui
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbAw3LJXaAU#t=15


18 posted on 04/05/2014 6:32:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: driftdiver

Not saying that everyone should always just stay home. Or that we can eliminate risk entirely from life. I think people are questioning having two little kids on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 6:37:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: SoFloFreeper

they don’t have proper medical supplies on board for sicknesses? they take a 1 year old on such a journey that is not a necessity?


20 posted on 04/05/2014 6:41:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: digger48

no, but they should be handed a bill for services rendered.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ThomasThomas

It is the duty of every mariner.

The 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention) obliges the

“master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance, on receiving information from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and rescue service that the ship is doing so…”

The 1979 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR Convention) obliges State Parties to

“…ensure that assistance be provided to any person in distress at sea… regardless of the nationality or status of such a person or the circumstances in which that person is found”… and to “provide for their initial medical or other needs , and deliver them to a place of safety.”


22 posted on 04/05/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT by stormer
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To: SoFloFreeper

So I hope that the authorities charge this couple with child endangerment.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 6:43:41 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: SoFloFreeper

This morning “they” said it was a 3 year old. Is a 1 year old a toddler?


24 posted on 04/05/2014 6:44:08 PM PDT by Selene
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To: al baby

what is the back story?

what delivery were these idiots you rescued making


25 posted on 04/05/2014 6:44:29 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ThomasThomas

But not the Navy.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 6:45:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: stormer

Interesting. So that applies to military as well as civilian vessels?

Okay, well, then I stand corrected. I sure hope the parents have to pay for the rescue.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 6:48:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Come on, wouldn’t any parent take a child recovering from s salmonella on a long sea voyage far from medical help, in an unseaworthy boat?

After all, they unsuccessfully tried last time while the mother was pregnant with the now sick child.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597436/Are-Familys-round-world-sailing-trip-ends-just-two-weeks-sea-sickness-broken-boat-turn-dream-voyage-nightmare.html


28 posted on 04/05/2014 6:48:38 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sailing around the world is certainly not without its dangers. For the most part the dangers can be managed.

The parents didn’t call the Navy. They called the Coast Guard. Something many many other people do.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 6:48:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: yldstrk

I love my kids (1, 3 and 5yo) more than life itself but there isn’t enough money on this planet to get me to circumnavigate the world with them.

Heck, it’s a Saturday at home and it feels like the longest 14 hours of my life.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT by ruiner
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To: Flavious_Maximus
What kind of idiot parent risk taking a 1 year old on a voyage around the world?

The kind of people who have been raised to believe that help is always just a phone call to the government away and that they are entitled to it.

I have done a fair bit of off shore sailing and would never expect help at the press of a button. The whole idea of cruising is self reliance. If there is any reason you can think of that would cause you to call the freaking NAVY to bail you out you really should stay ashore.

Just my opinion.

31 posted on 04/05/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: ruiner

I had a 1,3,and 6 year old, thirty years ago.

Hang in there.

They do grow up.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: driftdiver
Yes, all people should just stay home where its nice and safe.

No. But we who go "Out there" should not expect to be rescued at the expense of others.

33 posted on 04/05/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

GMTA..but in this case...I dont suspect it took either of us much work to come to that conclusion.

Kids in trailers behind bicycles on city streets are one thing but circling the Globe on a sailboat with a 1 year old aboard is entirely another... unless the one year old is a Family PET!


34 posted on 04/05/2014 7:03:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: al baby
funny with in a month the derelict sailboat ran aground on Maui

A good many "Rescues" at sea involve frightened, uncomfortable people being removed from perfectly seaworthy boats. Bringing a sailboat alongside a large ship is what causes most of the damage. Often the boats are found still floating months later.

35 posted on 04/05/2014 7:06:51 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That guy must REALLY, REALLY, REALLY like to sail, cuz it sounds like the cruze from hell to me!


36 posted on 04/05/2014 7:09:44 PM PDT by parmamenian
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To: ruiner

Laughing and agree with you!!


37 posted on 04/05/2014 7:10:33 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: yldstrk

The boat was the delivery out of san diego to hilo


38 posted on 04/05/2014 7:11:25 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

you mean they were delivering the sailboat itself to Hawaii?

Well I guess they effed that deal up bigtime


39 posted on 04/05/2014 7:12:34 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What about JFK JR. and all the fuss the navy went to to get his ass back from davy jones locker I think Clinton and company messed with his plane


40 posted on 04/05/2014 7:13:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: ruiner

It will pass and you will wonder where the time went, but yeah, can you imagine risking all their lives for some harebrained sailing voyage?


41 posted on 04/05/2014 7:14:16 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ruiner

Funny and agree with you!!


42 posted on 04/05/2014 7:19:35 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: yldstrk

Yes they were sailing her to hill a old weakness skipper and two day salors


43 posted on 04/05/2014 8:10:53 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

Good point, though I think that had to do with a plane crash.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 8:48:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Heartless BS. That mentality is precisely what the younger generation associates with conservatism, and this is why they won’t vote for our side. Unbelievably cold. If a convoy of USN corpsmen passed a car accident, , should they simply pass it by and not jump in?


45 posted on 04/05/2014 9:10:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Ben Reyes

I hope they hug them and say ‘Greetings citizen, ,, grog?’


46 posted on 04/05/2014 9:18:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ThomasThomas
Well, actually this IS part of the job of the coast guard.

900 miles off the coast of Mexico?

47 posted on 04/05/2014 11:12:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: DesertRhino
Heartless BS. That mentality is precisely what the younger generation associates with conservatism, and this is why they won’t vote for our side. Unbelievably cold. If a convoy of USN corpsmen passed a car accident, , should they simply pass it by and not jump in?

Wholeheartedly agree. This sort of thread, in a nutshell, is exactly what people point to when they say that conservatives aren't pro-life, they are simply anti-abortion. This baby didn't ask for stupid parents, but it got them, and he/she deserves to be rescued if rescue is possible.

Either we care about the lives of innocents, or we don't. If we do care, we don't get to stop caring when babies are born.

48 posted on 04/06/2014 1:06:48 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens” J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: cripplecreek

Yup. Anyone remember the story a year or two back about the hikers out west that hit their emergency locator beacon because they were hungry and forgot their lunch?

I’m fully on board with the right of parents to be idiots with their kids, but I am also fully supportive of them paying for it.


49 posted on 04/06/2014 1:13:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Secret Agent Man
no, but they should be handed a bill for services rendered.

Nothing to worry about, Obamacare will cover it.

50 posted on 04/06/2014 1:19:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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