Code of the sea: A sinking boat, a garbled mayday, 24 boats within 6.5 miles — and not one responded - Press of Atlantic City: News

Code of the sea: A sinking boat, a garbled mayday, 24 boats within 6.5 miles — and not one responded

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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 1:00 am

CAPE MAY — Edward Deller heard someone calling for help on the VHF radio’s emergency channel, and the first mate aboard the scallop boat Ms. Manya immediately followed the unwritten code of the sea: When somebody needs help, you drop everything and assist.

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