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Re: Halloween Hurricane

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Agreed, "blame" is probably an unfortunate choice of words...

While being little more than a semantic distinction, the point I was trying to make was that it was the Captain, and the Captain alone, who ultimately shoulders the "responsibility" for this tragedy...
I agree that the Captain bears the ultimate responsibility for the ship and safety of the crew. But my feeling, at this point, is that I don't want to second-guess someone who had far more experience and knowledge of the situation as it developed than I do. I can't sit here in my warm, dry home and criticize the decisions he made without knowing why he made them. Or even what exactly those decisions were.
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