[QUOTE=fv24;1847357] The Italians, however, seem to be treating this purely as a criminal trial.
In Italy it IS a criminal offence to leave your ship before all the passengers, or those that can be found have disembarked.
The Captains coarse was pre sailing computerised, and he should have ONLY have taken the action he did, if...1) Bad or severe weather was coming making it his decision to alter coarse, for the SAFETY of his passengers.
and 2) He changes coarse for the safety of the passengers. for some other reason.
Whether you look at Italian Maritime Law. or International Maritime Law, he has comitted a crime in the eyes of his Peers.
There is no such thing as a problem, just a solution!!