Sure. If you press an epirb button you are probably looking to be taken off. And if they come 200 miles out to save you, they don't want you to just say hello. Maybe they'll send the owner a bill. But nobody is going to be removed against their will.Look up the narrative of the skipper/owner of the westsail 32 made famous in "A perfect storm." It fits perfectly with what clean is saying about the pressure to abandon.Im not an admiralty lawyer, but the USCG would have a tough time foricbly removing someone from their yacht in International waters if they didn't want to leave it. Much less an insurance company forcing an abandonment. I think we've gone off the rails here.
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