An Australian inquest into the Christmas Island shipwreck has heard how the captain abandoned the boat a day before the tragedy.
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
Anyone who has read Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad will see the similarity in this story. Unfortunately there probably was no significant semblance of valor or integrity violated by a moment of reactionary decision making. Alas there is no real Tuan Jim anymore.