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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged
Makes me think that the captain's mental faculties weren't all there either, although potentially the incident itself left him in some sort of shock that affected his mental reasoning.
That or the current threat gave him lazer "fight or flight" focus. After a few days of wondering how to deal with the deteriorating mental condition of this crew member then when Pontius became psychotic and violent, he likely 'thought how am I going to survive this conflict?' When the man jumped overboard he said, 'wow that was easier than i thought.'
If at least one member of the crew thought it was a good idea to try and bring him back onboard, efforts would have been made.
That does not mean the Captain might not go to prison. It is an unfortunate story.
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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