Yes, accidents happen. We humans have far less control over our fates than we would ever admit aloud. But now that we are left to mourn the sinking of the container ship, El Faro, I have only one question to ask. Why didn't the more sensible members of the crew mutiny? One of the last known communications from the doomed ship was an email sent by a crew member to her mother: "There's a hurricane out there and we're heading straight into it."
No crew members have yet been found. Maybe someone in the maritime profession could explain how an accident of this magnitude could happen with the sophisticated weather forecasting that we have today. Why didn't that crew lock the confused captain in the brig and head out of harm's way? Of course, we'll never know the answer.