You know how, when you buy a new car you know it won't be long before the first door ding or windshield crack? You dread the day it won't look pristine and new. Guess it's the same with a new ship. If I were that Captain and the boss was onboard, I'd also stick to the story that the throttle stuck! Poor guy, he'll be a long time living this one down, you know his peers will never let him forget it.