Rod H: Here's the deal folks. On every bridge (pilot house) of every active duty US ship is an important document called the Captain's Standing Orders. Part of the boiler plate language, if it hasn't changed in 35 years, goes something like this: "As the Commanding Officer of this ship I am completely accountable and responsible for the safety and well-running of this ship. You are standing watch in my place but I am solely responsible for everything that happens here," or words to that effect. Not exactly. Point is that being a Commanding Office aboard a military vessel is a terrible, all-encompassing job. If one of your idiot boot camp issue enlisted sailors, or some green Ensign from Navy ROTC or Annapolis decides to goof off or be stupid, the lives of hundreds of sailors, on a carrier thousands of sailors, are at risk. These two Commanding Officers own these two accidents, lock, stock, and barrel. These are truly sad incidents, but unnecessary. The CO's MUST ensure this stuff never happens. They own these accidents.