Originally Posted by Mike M
I just saw on CNN that the Captain has been arrested for manslaughter and abandoning ship. He left before all of the passengers were off the ship and accounted for. Supposedly he was going to organize the shore side rescue efforts. Hmmm... That is something the first officer, staff Captain or other senior officer should do.
It will be interesting to find out all the events that occurred, before, during and after the accident.
Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more serious one.
The ship was 4 nm off course and was making a bee-line for the harbour until the rocks got in the way. Sounds like they had a problem with the voyage management system (the auto pilot).