first of all, the crew is never safer at sea than in port. second of all, charting a course towards florida, right through the heart of the storm, is pure idiocy of the highest order. any moron with a weather map would have pointed the boat towards iceland and been well out of harm's way even so.
this captain needs to lose his license. for starters. only 14 are confirmed rescued from a crew of 17.
yes the decision was.
the ship is sunk, and crew members may already be dead. pretty straightforward math if you ask me.