Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife
That's fine that you may think I am kidding. It is a weird concept. No I am not joking. One of the most difficult things to asses is how a person will perform under real life and death situations.
I am not suggesting that is reality in this case. All I am pointing out is that training and qualifications do not show how a person will react in the moments or hours they have a mortal fear of their own death.
I do not disagree, but a Captain job is to stay out of danger. We are not talking about the navy but about a civilian officer. As Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Michael Patterson says: "Professional mariners know how to take avoidance measures"
not necessarily amateur ones, I will add.