Yes, or course. It was interesting (to me at least) that the Bridge Resource Management instructors were familiar with neither with the term nor the concept.
I should have used concept instead of term in my post:
I found that interesting when I took the class, my point here is that:
Yale Professor Charles Perrow applied it specifically to maritime captains:
Which I think makes it even stranger that the instructors were not familiar especially as it was in their own material.
The book Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why By Laurence Gonzales uses the same quote from Perrow but I don’t recall the information that the topic was ship captains.
I think Gonzales has a very good explanation of it here, although it almost seems unbelievable, (for example the story of the kayak guides putting in a flooding river) , but of course Davidson’s actions seem inexplicable as well.