Every boat has a captain and whatever he / she says is law.
The thinking goes that in order to maintain some semblance of certainty, this is the way it must be.
For a few sailors under Cappy’s direct command it will be quite easy to see
First hand how unlikely and difficult it is to alter the skipper’s opinion
Even with the pressure of opposing consensus from each person
On the bridge. This maritime and all too human need to
Command and control while enjoying the aim of
Providing confidence and predictability has
Proven fatal on too many voyages when
The power pilot’s understanding of
Basic human nature has proven
Lacking. Too many lives have
Been needlessly wasted
By deluded authority
Thank you, friend.