I agree with those that think the captain
should have checked out the work done to his satisfaction, and I'm sure Raff would agree to that now especially in light of what he knew. Maybe he did look at the work done, but also maybe he did not put his hands on it either. For sure he should of at least tested the bilge pump
since he noted issues with that, but for what ever reason it didn't. I'll bet Raff has replayed this tragedy over and over in his mind, and probably is slowing coming to grips with the reality that he should have checked the work.
On a good note it's encouraging to hear how non-cruisers and cruisers have come to his aid, offering him clothes, food
, shelter, and transportation.