Criminal Charge Reinstated Against Captain of 'Conception' Dive Boat - The

Here’s JDC’s post.

Seems like the choice was to appeal to attempt to keep the charges as negligence or change the charges to gross negligence.

If I understand correctly the prosecution went with the latter. I don’t understand why the original case was thrown out.

Could the argument be that it’s unfair to hold mariners to a different standard? Or an argument based on precedence?