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Captains 'expected' to stay on board

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What should the captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, have done when his ship keeled over?

He has been arrested and may face charges and is facing an unconfirmed accusation that he left the ship while passengers were still being rescued.

Lord West of Spithead, former first sea lord who was captain of HMS Ardent when it was sunk during the Falklands War, describes the responsibility of a captain to his ship and passengers.


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