Thanks for all of your help!
I'd just like to clarify one thing. I don't think the captain saw the storm on the radar and thought it would be "fun" to endanger everyone on the ship. I do not think he would do that on purpose. All I was implying was that maybe he was not paying as close enough attention as to understand how severe of a storm it was, and had he done that, we may have been able to avoid the horrible experience for a little less time or not at all. I was kind of thinking of it as what has happened recently with some pilots not paying attention or falling asleep.