As far as other better maneuvers...boat versus ship is a huge difference that determines which.
And under sail or under power. type of boat matters and no one way works best for all.
Time is of the essence. Do the quickest way with your boat.
Where is Pete Messinger, his wife knows how to retrieve Pete, maybe she can share that info.
You only need one working engine. That is why I have two.
Sea Sanctuary-new to me 1992 Bayliner 4588