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Captain Courageous

Captain
Yiannis Avranas was in charge of this fine ship. But as it sank, the Cap
and his crew left the boat before the passengers! Avranas was quoted in
the New York Times as saying, "When I give the order abandon ship,
it doesn’t matter what time I leave. Abandon is for everybody. If some
people want to stay, they can stay." His excuse was "Having
lost commun-ications I abandoned ship to direct the rescue from shore."
WTF?

Way
to go Cap, hope to sail with you some time soon. Note who the real captain
ends up being in this story. Thanks to anarchist Tony for the great
vid. Oh yeah, we just realized that the incident occured in 1991 off
the South African coast and all 570 aboard were rescued thanks to excellent
work by South African Coast Guard and Navy.