That comic relief sucks balls champ. Sorry.That has nothing to do with the photo that created some comic relief to the depressing tone of this thread. What were your family member names who were on the boat, if you don't mind, and how were you related? If you don't live in town, I will be happy to put some flowers at the memorial for them with a note, and send you a photo in a PM or email.
He’s more than just a shark.+1 on what Duffy said.
Cappello is a well-known shark. Of course, the minute this all hit the news, lawyers for miles around got stiffies over the money about to be made suing Truth Aquatics, the NPS, each individual on the boat, the boat manufacturer, the manufacturer of each piece of equipment on the boat, the SB Harbor Patrol, and anybody else they could think of.
I apologize for my reply. It isn't my place to tell others how to grieve or handle loss during tragedy.^^ A newish co-worker died on the boat, and this stuff is going down in my backyard. I wouldn't use that to win an internet argument or make a point or gain sympathy. If you are going through something like this with family or friends and are overly-sensitive in the moment, you probably shouldn't be reading this forum until you aren't. Anyone who's been here inside of a week knows that. The context of the pic seemed to stem from what seems to be a silly theory that this frankenstien looking thing on a twitter post was actually a person. Skully's pic was also spot on, as was the stick figure. Welcome to the surfer magazine forum.
Also with 35 people down below you'd think at least a few would be awake at any given moment through the night. Hard to believe 35 peeps (who don't regularly sleep on boats) are all snoozing away. Had to be steady stream of people using the potty, or up getting a snack. I've rented vacation homes with way less than 35 and it always seemed like someone was up.35 people seems like a huge amount for a boat that size.
The news reports say that the boat met all safety regs. I saw a sketch of the layout and it showed that there were 2 exits, but both went through the galley.
On a boat that size, with so many beds below, it is hard to understand why safety regs don't require an emergency exit near the bow of the boat as well.
Maybe this tragedy will lead to an update in marine safety regs for commercial vessels carrying so many passengers.