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Japan coast guard confirms death of sunken tourist boat captain

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"Even though he was in a position of responsibility, I am glad that the body was found considering the captain's family," said Kenji Sakurai, 59. "I hope the missing passengers will also be found soon."

A very sensible feeling, from all the people involved he is the one that took the heaviest price on his mistaken decision, the operator has only lost his license and the people of the transport ministry that allowed the company to operate without the minimum safety measures have had no consequences even if they also share a responsibility.

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The captain was responsible.

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wallace: The captain was ONE person responsible, but the lion's share rests with the horrible company he worked for, which still has not been punished much for it.

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smithinjapan

wallace: The captain was ONE person responsible, but the lion's share rests with the horrible company he worked for, which still has not been punished much for it.

Ex-navy man myself. The captain is responsible for the safety of his crew and passengers. He decides if the boat/ship puts to sea. Not the owners. I believe the local fisherman came back to port due to bad weather and told them not to go out. Other tours did just that.

The captain was responsible. The company also has responsibility and should be prosecuted and made to pay compensations to the families.

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