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(CBC)   Billionaire family and friends who commissioned a luxury yacht to avoid pandemic restrictions and party over the holidays in the Caribbean are now suing for $10 million because they got a little seasick. Producers of FtWD unavailable for comment   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2021-05-17 3:49:59 AM  
Melnyk is gonna Melnyk.
 
2021-05-17 5:35:35 AM  
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2021-05-17 5:38:47 AM  
farkers never been on a boat from those complaints. The ocean is a wild place, if you get seasick, or are afraid of the ocean, don't go.
 
2021-05-17 5:38:55 AM  
But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.
 
2021-05-17 5:42:47 AM  
I read the article. They farked around with the captain. They thought they knew better than the captain. Idiot rich people.
 
2021-05-17 5:44:28 AM  
So sad.  (Giggles quietly to herself)...
 
2021-05-17 5:44:34 AM  
I got sick from watching the Ottawa Senators. I'm going to sue Melnyk for $10million.
 
2021-05-17 5:46:27 AM  
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2021-05-17 5:47:03 AM  

Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.


"Captain, I DEMAND you steer into that iceberg!!!*
 
2021-05-17 5:54:52 AM  

Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.


But not a captain willing to take a route that the yacht in question can't take because the waters aren't deep enough to handle it.

Melnyk wanted to go a certain route that the yacht couldn't go. No amount of money or assholery is going to make the captain - who is beholden to the owner of the yacht - do it.
 
2021-05-17 5:57:17 AM  

here to help: Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

"Captain, I DEMAND you steer into that iceberg!!!*


There is a difference between hazarding your ship, and treating your guests like shiat.

If it was just Billionaire Asshole complaining, I'd probably side with Captain asshole.  But two other guests commented on the "battle of egos" between the two.  In that case,  Captain Asshole loses the coin toss.
 
2021-05-17 5:58:29 AM  

adamatari: farkers never been on a boat from those complaints. The ocean is a wild place, if you get seasick, or are afraid of the ocean, don't go.


This is true. But I love seeing the rich suffer so please proceed.
 
2021-05-17 5:58:57 AM  

G. Tarrant: beholden to the owner of the yacht


and the crew and the safety of the dumb (oh so dumb) passengers.

I mean the captain still sounds like a total asshole but... that's kind of part of the job.
 
2021-05-17 6:00:34 AM  

Rent Party: Captain Asshole loses the coin toss.


I never want to be on board a submarine with you.
 
2021-05-17 6:00:52 AM  

Rent Party: here to help: Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

"Captain, I DEMAND you steer into that iceberg!!!*

There is a difference between hazarding your ship, and treating your guests like shiat.

If it was just Billionaire Asshole complaining, I'd probably side with Captain asshole.  But two other guests commented on the "battle of egos" between the two.  In that case,  Captain Asshole loses the coin toss.


Oh, noes, 3 rich people complained that a Captain wouldn't run the ship aground?  Got to side with the money.
 
2021-05-17 6:02:11 AM  

here to help: G. Tarrant: beholden to the owner of the yacht

and the crew and the safety of the dumb (oh so dumb) passengers.

I mean the captain still sounds like a total asshole but... that's kind of part of the job.


A lot of people (not saying you)need to refresh themselves with the role of a captain on a vessel.
Safety is #1. Bowing to the whims of garbage hockey team owners is like #4736268293.
 
2021-05-17 6:03:03 AM  
Sounds like they're biatching that the captain didn't like driving his boat over shallow reefs and lacked the power to command the weather to their liking.
 
2021-05-17 6:03:07 AM  

Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat,


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I expect Obama's weather machine to change the wind and depth of the ocean.

/do better
 
2021-05-17 6:05:01 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: /do better


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2021-05-17 6:07:42 AM  

Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.


Why did you just jump straight to believing the allegations of a billionaire's friends who are enjoying lavish hospitality and probably don't want to risk their next invite to whatever lavishness is happening?  They're number 2 and 3 on the "don't believe you" list for this story, and the Captain isn't no.1.
 
2021-05-17 6:08:04 AM  
Rent Party:

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

And I expect ordinarily he would. The counter argument is perhaps his guest was a persistent and beligerent dick who thought the boat would magically go where he commanded without regard to realities like tide, currents, weather, reefs, banks, etc. and didn't like being told no.
 
2021-05-17 6:09:32 AM  

Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.


Shows how little you know.

Captain is god.
Captain is god because captain knows what the fark is going on, how to keep everything safe, and has worked their way up from Able Body (AB) which is a shiat rank involving chipping paint all day to the rank of Captain.
Captain is trusted by their company and more importantly DNV or whoever is doing their insurance.
You listen to captain because chances are you're a farking moron who knows so little about the ocean and what it can do to you in seconds that you should not be trusted to even look at a farking seashore postcard without wearing a life preserver.
If you have a problem with a captain, you're the problem.

Yes there are rare exceptions but I'll trust a captain while at sea the same way I'd trust a firefighter in a burning house or a doctor who's working on my brain.  These people are experts in their professions. fark with them at your own peril.
 
2021-05-17 6:17:23 AM  

haknudsen: Rent Party: here to help: Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

"Captain, I DEMAND you steer into that iceberg!!!*

There is a difference between hazarding your ship, and treating your guests like shiat.

If it was just Billionaire Asshole complaining, I'd probably side with Captain asshole.  But two other guests commented on the "battle of egos" between the two.  In that case,  Captain Asshole loses the coin toss.

Oh, noes, 3 rich people complained that a Captain wouldn't run the ship aground?  Got to side with the money.


Also remember that the entire account presented in the article was written by the billionaire asshole's PR department.
 
2021-05-17 6:18:04 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat,

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I expect Obama's weather machine to change the wind and depth of the ocean.

/do better


holee shiatt. imagine the faces that kid could make by the time she was a cheerleader.
 
2021-05-17 6:23:57 AM  
You can actually see why the captain didn't listen to this dumbass. Open this online chart plotter, plot the route from Nassau to Exuma, plug in the boat's 3.6 meter draft and you get a route calculation very similar to the one the captain used. If they didn't like the route the big boat was going to take they should have hopped onto a tender and taken a more direct route and waited for it to arrive later on.
 
2021-05-17 6:35:55 AM  

drxym: Rent Party:

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

And I expect ordinarily he would. The counter argument is perhaps his guest was a persistent and beligerent dick who thought the boat would magically go where he commanded without regard to realities like tide, currents, weather, reefs, banks, etc. and didn't like being told no.


I think it is well established that his guest is a belligerent and persistent dick.  I think we can all stipulate that.  The question is how did the Captain respond to a request to take his boat somewhere it couldn't go?  Did he say "I'm sorry sir, boat won't go there, perhaps we can find a different route through quieter waters..." and handle it like a professional, or did he get in a big "Fark you" contest in front of other guests, to the degree where they noticed it?

This sounds like the latter, not the former.
 
2021-05-17 6:37:25 AM  

omg bbq: Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

Shows how little you know.

Captain is god.
Captain is god because captain knows what the fark is going on, how to keep everything safe, and has worked their way up from Able Body (AB) which is a shiat rank involving chipping paint all day to the rank of Captain.
Captain is trusted by their company and more importantly DNV or whoever is doing their insurance.
You listen to captain because chances are you're a farking moron who knows so little about the ocean and what it can do to you in seconds that you should not be trusted to even look at a farking seashore postcard without wearing a life preserver.
If you have a problem with a captain, you're the problem.

Yes there are rare exceptions but I'll trust a captain while at sea the same way I'd trust a firefighter in a burning house or a doctor who's working on my brain.  These people are experts in their professions. fark with them at your own peril.


Shows how much you know.

Owner is God.  Paying customer is Jesus.   If the Captain ever has a problem with Jesus, and it gets to the disciples, Captain gets replaced.
 
2021-05-17 6:41:22 AM  

Rent Party: I think it is well established that his guest is a belligerent and persistent dick.  I think we can all stipulate that.  The question is how did the Captain respond to a request to take his boat somewhere it couldn't go?  Did he say "I'm sorry sir, boat won't go there, perhaps we can find a different route through quieter waters..." and handle it like a professional, or did he get in a big "Fark you" contest in front of other guests, to the degree where they noticed it?

This sounds like the latter, not the former.


What's more likely:  experienced seafarer, presumably with a list as long as your arm of ultra-wealthy passengers who, again presumably given he is employed, thought his service was at least good enough, veers off tack and starts being a dick, or belligerent arse, known for being a belligerent arse, gets belligerent but then lies about it?

Occam's Razor.  Professional Captain (presumably invested in keeping a lucrative career) v professional douchebag who probably never hears "no" in his day-to-day.
 
2021-05-17 6:42:55 AM  

Rent Party: Shows how much you know.

Owner is God. Paying customer is Jesus. If the Captain ever has a problem with Jesus, and it gets to the disciples, Captain gets replaced.


So If I'm understanding you correctly... you smoke crack cocaine casually because it's edgy.
 
2021-05-17 6:43:17 AM  

Rent Party: omg bbq: Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

Shows how little you know.

Captain is god.
Captain is god because captain knows what the fark is going on, how to keep everything safe, and has worked their way up from Able Body (AB) which is a shiat rank involving chipping paint all day to the rank of Captain.
Captain is trusted by their company and more importantly DNV or whoever is doing their insurance.
You listen to captain because chances are you're a farking moron who knows so little about the ocean and what it can do to you in seconds that you should not be trusted to even look at a farking seashore postcard without wearing a life preserver.
If you have a problem with a captain, you're the problem.

Yes there are rare exceptions but I'll trust a captain while at sea the same way I'd trust a firefighter in a burning house or a doctor who's working on my brain.  These people are experts in their professions. fark with them at your own peril.

Shows how much you know.

Owner is God.  Paying customer is Jesus.   If the Captain ever has a problem with Jesus, and it gets to the disciples, Captain gets replaced.


Sure and then the owner sources up some weak captains who want to impress their crew more than keeping them safe.

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Please continue to fark with me when it comes to working aboard boats.  I only started working aboard them at 14 so I have no idea what I'm talking about.
 
2021-05-17 6:53:16 AM  
Please continue to fark with me when it comes to working aboard boats.  I only started working aboard them at 14 so I have no idea what I'm talking about.

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2021-05-17 7:05:06 AM  
It's Melnyk and his friends/family. They're just looking for a revenue source.

Also, the captain isn't the steward. He's not there to serve you.
 
2021-05-17 7:09:57 AM  

Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.


The Captain is the rep of the company, and the flag of the country the vessel. He has ultimate authority over crew, cargo, and passengers on the safety of his vessel.

He was right.

What should he have done? Run a 60 million yacht aground to avoid a spoilt rich boy's fee fees getting hurt? It was a pissing match from the get go and he couldn't win, so lawsuit and tantrums.
 
2021-05-17 7:15:55 AM  
Hold on
My give a damm is LOLing
 
2021-05-17 7:18:48 AM  

Rent Party: omg bbq: Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

Shows how little you know.

Captain is god.
Captain is god because captain knows what the fark is going on, how to keep everything safe, and has worked their way up from Able Body (AB) which is a shiat rank involving chipping paint all day to the rank of Captain.
Captain is trusted by their company and more importantly DNV or whoever is doing their insurance.
You listen to captain because chances are you're a farking moron who knows so little about the ocean and what it can do to you in seconds that you should not be trusted to even look at a farking seashore postcard without wearing a life preserver.
If you have a problem with a captain, you're the problem.

Yes there are rare exceptions but I'll trust a captain while at sea the same way I'd trust a firefighter in a burning house or a doctor who's working on my brain.  These people are experts in their professions. fark with them at your own peril.

Shows how much you know.

Owner is God.  Paying customer is Jesus.   If the Captain ever has a problem with Jesus, and it gets to the disciples, Captain gets replaced.


You have zero clue how much a Captain's ticket is worth these days. If they did that, captain makes two phone calls and no yaught company gets crew easily for years. It's a very tight knit community.

He would be working with another company in hours.
 
2021-05-17 7:20:30 AM  

Rent Party: drxym: Rent Party:

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

And I expect ordinarily he would. The counter argument is perhaps his guest was a persistent and beligerent dick who thought the boat would magically go where he commanded without regard to realities like tide, currents, weather, reefs, banks, etc. and didn't like being told no.

I think it is well established that his guest is a belligerent and persistent dick.  I think we can all stipulate that.  The question is how did the Captain respond to a request to take his boat somewhere it couldn't go?  Did he say "I'm sorry sir, boat won't go there, perhaps we can find a different route through quieter waters..." and handle it like a professional, or did he get in a big "Fark you" contest in front of other guests, to the degree where they noticed it?

This sounds like the latter, not the former.


The captain "appeared angry and resentful that a charterer would deem to intrude on his alleged specialized knowledge, experience, and authority ... and sought instead to punish the charterer and his party for their insolence through intentionally piloting the yacht into the open ocean," both statements of claim allege.
So what I get out of this is that the rich bastards chartering this don't think it takes much know-how to become a captain, and then felt punished when he turned his boat around. And since he is captain, it is his boat.
 
2021-05-17 7:21:49 AM  
Even on a 5000 passenger cruise ship, persistent high winds and rough seas can ruin your vacation.   The only difference is no single passenger gets the false view they get to blame the captain for it and sue him.

This sounds like weather wrecked their week in paradise, and since they can't sue God this is the next highest wrung on the ladder the can haul into court.
 
2021-05-17 7:22:39 AM  
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2021-05-17 7:26:11 AM  

Rent Party: here to help: Rent Party: When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

"Captain, I DEMAND you steer into that iceberg!!!*

There is a difference between hazarding your ship, and treating your guests like shiat.

If it was just Billionaire Asshole complaining, I'd probably side with Captain asshole.  But two other guests commented on the "battle of egos" between the two.  In that case,  Captain Asshole loses the coin toss.


You ever actually rent a vessel, Ace? I have. The captain is still in charge. Only an idiot would want it any other way.
 
2021-05-17 7:26:44 AM  
It seems likely that, if the captain got rude, it's because the landlubber client wouldn't take his explanation at face value. 

CSB: On a scuba trip off the Keys but on the last day, the captain of the charter said wave heights were probably too high to be safe to travel in, much less trying to get on the boat after diving. My dad asked if he was sure. "If a pilot told you it probably wasn't safe to fly, what would your conclusion be?" "Good point," replied my dad, and we skipped the last day. 

It would be one thing if the person disagreeing was "Captain Ed Barkley, US Merchant Marine (ret.)" - but short of that, it seems like the coin toss goes to the captain without outstanding proof to back the outstanding claims about his professionalism.
 
2021-05-17 7:26:58 AM  
"It would have been nice had the boat been able to go the inland route," said the lawyer.

Eat them both. The billionaire and his lawyer.
 
2021-05-17 7:35:30 AM  

Bluenosed Baker: .


OT:

Haven"t I seen you waving from the galley of a dime before?
 
2021-05-17 7:36:15 AM  

August11: "It would have been nice had the boat been able to go the inland route," said the lawyer.

Eat them both. The billionaire and his lawyer.


Why'd you snip the quote? Here it is in its entirety.

"It would have been nice had the boat been able to go the inland route," said the lawyer, Chris Fertig of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in an interview. "But you can't. It's just a physical impossibility."

In context the lawyer is supporting the Captain.
 
2021-05-17 7:39:44 AM  

August11: "It would have been nice had the boat been able to go the inland route," said the lawyer.

Eat them both. The billionaire and his lawyer.


Translation: "last time my clients went down that way on a smaller boat, and my clients are so stupid about boats they figured they could do the same thing now on a big ol' boat. What does "draught" mean, anyway?"
 
2021-05-17 7:47:45 AM  
Suing for 10 million?  Suck it up, billionaire. Spent 500k for a boat that you didn't even buy just rented.
 
2021-05-17 7:48:03 AM  

G. Tarrant: Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

But not a captain willing to take a route that the yacht in question can't take because the waters aren't deep enough to handle it.

Melnyk wanted to go a certain route that the yacht couldn't go. No amount of money or assholery is going to make the captain - who is beholden to the owner of the yacht - do it.


Well, but the captain smelled. Also there were sharks in the water.
 
2021-05-17 7:49:07 AM  
Wait - so they hire a small (big fancy yacht is small by ocean going standards) ship to go out onto the ocean, which anyone who has spent time out there can tell you tends to be a bouncy place, then they sue when they get seasick? BAH ha ha ha hee hee ha! And the mental image of them crawling to get around! I have been out in some rough stuff, and never once needed to crawl. Balance (and handrails). Do you have it?

I wish there was video.
 
2021-05-17 7:55:11 AM  

namegoeshere: Wait - so they hire a small (big fancy yacht is small by ocean going standards) ship to go out onto the ocean, which anyone who has spent time out there can tell you tends to be a bouncy place, then they sue when they get seasick? BAH ha ha ha hee hee ha! And the mental image of them crawling to get around! I have been out in some rough stuff, and never once needed to crawl. Balance (and handrails). Do you have it?

I wish there was video.


On a 160 meter long small-boy, sometimes it's easier to walk on the bulkhead than the deck.
 
2021-05-17 8:09:21 AM  
A similar thing happened to me.  I rented a row boat from Bubba's Bait 'n Beer, and Bubba's son wouldn't let me take my Hibachi and charcoal on board.
We settled out of court.
 
2021-05-17 8:09:48 AM  

omg bbq: Rent Party: But two of Melnyk's guests allege they got anything but, with the Caribbean excursion devolving into a clash of egos between the NHL owner and the yacht's British captain

This is one of those "Why can't they all lose" scenarios, but in this instance, I gotta go with the asshole billionaire over the asshole boat captain.

When I'm sporting $500k a week for a boat, part of what that affords me is a captain with no ego and skin thick enough to put up with mine.

Shows how little you know.

Captain is god.
Captain is god because captain knows what the fark is going on, how to keep everything safe, and has worked their way up from Able Body (AB) which is a shiat rank involving chipping paint all day to the rank of Captain.
Captain is trusted by their company and more importantly DNV or whoever is doing their insurance.
You listen to captain because chances are you're a farking moron who knows so little about the ocean and what it can do to you in seconds that you should not be trusted to even look at a farking seashore postcard without wearing a life preserver.
If you have a problem with a captain, you're the problem.

Yes there are rare exceptions but I'll trust a captain while at sea the same way I'd trust a firefighter in a burning house or a doctor who's working on my brain.  These people are experts in their professions. fark with them at your own peril.


The only time the above doesn't apply is if the captain starts obsessising over strawberries.
 
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