He is the captain of the ship, and he has publicly stated that this was his fault and his administration failed.
captain America: The Winter Soldier, RoboCop, The Bourne Legacy, and Homeland all send a similar message.
captain Phil—from the Discovery show Deadliest Catch—was dead.
The FBI were enlisted to investigate the background of captain Shah, the pilot.
In truth, no captain or senior officer wants to read through endless pages of manifests.
Quirl now realized that they were attacking the captain's quarters.
I went for him but I missed him, partly no doubt because it was really at first the captain I was after.
I wish I could match up some of those pieces of White Canton, captain.
Only a little art-military trick, captain, only countermined, or so.
I vowed the captain was no friend of mine; yet I believed him honest.
late 14c., capitayn, "a leader, chief, one who stands at the head of others," from Old French capitaine "captain, leader," from Late Latin capitaneus "chief," noun use of adjective capitaneus "prominent, chief," from Latin caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum).
Military sense of "officer who commands a company" (rank between major and lieutenant) is from 1560s; naval sense of "officer who commands a man-of-war" is from 1550s, extended to "master or commander of a vessel of any kind" by 1704. Sporting sense is first recorded 1823.
1590s, from captain (n.). Related: Captained; captaining.