Elkins is a phony--the post is probably from Hasson...
Captain James Norwalk - Dive Boat Captain
January 21, 2002 at 09:37:32
As a dive boat captain, I can tell you that Elkins could not possibly be the real thing. He lets the cat out of the bag when implies that we should not blame Hasson because he doesn't own the boat. PLEASE. And then he loses all credibility when he concludes with the anti-media nonsense (Hey this isn't about safety--it's about Cyber Diver trying to kill somebody's business). Sorry, Coast Guard Vessel certification inspectors would never, ever excuse or defend a company that left port in violation of their safety certification. That is precisely where they draw the line. And real boat captains know they go to jail if people die because they 'forgot' or failed for any reason whasoever to bring along one of the life rafts.