In May 1995, the historic square-rigger Maria Asumpta was sailing along the rugged coast of Cornwall, England, in fine weather and light wind. The captain decided to head inshore to admire the scenery and to show off his vessel. When he realized that wind and tide were setting the vessel shoreward, he fired up his engines to maneuver clear. Moments later, the recently overhauled engines abruptly died. The 137-year-old vessel sailed into the cliffs, and three crew were lost. In court, a judge found that the captain had showed "contempt for the very dangers the crew trusted (him) to avoid. The route was navigationally feasible, but unnecessarily bold. The fatal conjunction of wind, tide, and the possibility of an otherwise unremarkable mechanical failure had not been duly contemplated in advance, leaving no room for the unexpected.