Father Constantin Sturzu
The ship has always been a symbol of the Church on the turbulent sea of this post-Edenic life. It is being steered by Jesus Christ ("the Good Shepherd"). His apostles and their followers are called "fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). The character Ernest Krause can easily be associated with one of the pastors of the Church, called to watch over the souls hunted by the relentless enemy of man - the devil.