However this story turns out, at this point it doesn't look too good for the fish boat captain. No idea if he'll be liable etc., just doesn't look good. Most of us here have been around long enough to recognize that if something looks weird, there a 50/50 chance that it is, so go over and check it out. You might get an ass chewing for butting in, or you might find someone in real trouble. I have no problem with an ass chewing, but I have a big problem if someone gets hurt or dies and maybe I could have helped but didn't.