Acts 27:9-12 - Paul's Advice Ignored

9 This had taken a considerable time, and sailing was already dangerous, for the Fast was already over; and so Paul gave this warning. 10 "My friends," he said, "I see that this voyage will be attended with injury and much damage, not only to the cargo and the ship, but to our own lives also." 11 The Roman Officer, however, was more influenced by the captain and the owner than by what was said by Paul. 12 And, as the harbor was not a suitable one to winter in, the majority were in favor of continuing the voyage, in hope of being able to reach Phoenix, and winter there. Phoenix was a Cretan harbor, open to the north-east and south-east.