My name is Mohit B. and i am from India. I found one PDF online named as "101 Ethical Dilemmas". I started reading the book and got struck on the very first dilemma.
<<<<<< SITUATION: The battleship Northern Spirit was torpedoed in the engine room, and began to sink
rapidly. ‘Abandon Ship!’ shouts Captain Flintheart. But few of the lifeboats are intact.
One boat, desperately overloaded, manages to struggle away from the sinking vessel,
Flintheart at the prow. The cold, grey waters of the Atlantic around it are filled with
screaming, desperate voices, begging to be saved.
QUESTION: But faced with the grim knowledge of the danger of capsizing the little boat,
endangering the lives of those already on board, should any more sailors be
picked up and rescued? >>>>>>
MY ANSWER or THOUGHT: As, the situation says that there are few lifeboats..yes more sailors can be rescued.
If suppose there are no lifeboats more then the answer would also be YES..since sailors can swim. Though the water is cold they can swim to some extent and then others can ump into the water and swim. I mean to say that they can switch between swimming and staying on boat.
Now, i am in a dilemma whether my thinking is correct or not. If possible, please help me out. :) :)