Tuesday, February 07, 2006
A ferry captain has said he refused to help the Al-Salam Boccaccio 98, the Red Sea ferry that sank on Friday, in order to protect his own passengers.
Salah Jomaa told Egypt's Al-Ahram daily that the crew of the stricken ship asked for help, but he steered clear to avoid a "second catastrophe".
"I took the decision not to turn around to protect the lives of the 1,800 passengers on board," he said.
Was it the right decision?