True Story- What would you do ? An English family from Hayling Island were on a yachting holiday in the Med,husband, wife, one year old daughter and relative. Off the coast of Spain they spotted a small boat almost sunk, it had eight very frightened people on board waving frantically for help. The family had noticed a couple of other boats ignore the sinking boat but they decided they would save the eight people. It turned out they were Algerians trying to enter Spain illegally to escape the poverty of their homeland. All male, the eight were very grateful and as they had been fasting for Ramadan they were starving. They had been at sea for three days. Eventually handed over to Spanish authorities the eight are now fighting deportation. The family who saved them are being hailed as heroes. OK so we have a family with an infant who picked up eight starving foreigners from a sinking boat. Clearly out-numbered and given the amount of piracy these days was this a wise thing to do?. Should they have sailed by like the other boats and not placed themselves at risk?. They could easily have been over-powered and the yacht taken back to Algeria. Anything could have happened. I would not have placed my family at risk regardless of anything else, Maritime law may state that in a situation like this the people should be rescued plus whatever humane reasons to save life. However, in these violent times why take a chance like this miles away from land when you could end up shark bait What would you do?.