Kuki, here is the link to the full story. No one knows better than I that true and complete facts are seldom found in news stories, but assuming that this is true, I stand by my assessment.
"This guy is not sick and he demands NOT to be thrown off the ship
, but something bad may happen, so my God let's get rid of him and turn him over to third world medicine -- that way if he dies we have washed our hands of him, right???"
It was a tough call, and maybe one of those damned if you do damned if you don't situations, but I think they handled it with extraordinarily poor judgement. Is that the way you would want your father, or your wife treated Kuki? Me Neither!