According to the law, only Hughes and the captain are responsible...
Michael Lehman - Recreational Diver
June 24, 2002 at 08:46:53
According to law, passengers aboard certified commercial passenger carrying vessels are not culpable. And no matter how much they wanted to enjoy the trip, why should they be? Emergency preparedness and all decisions related to the operation of the vessel and the safety of the passengers and crew are the responsibility of the vessel owner, operator and the captain.