Is it true that ship captains can marry people? Why is that so?
Not all ship captains can marry people, including American, British, French, and most other ship captains. Spanish law does dictate that ship and air captains can marry individuals if they are on their deathbed, but this is a right also given to most military officers and is due largely to inheritance issues.
Japanese sea captains are allowed to marry people, but only if they are Japanese citizens. In all, this belief is largely a myth and stems from misunderstandings in popular culture.