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First-Hand Report of Costa's Sinking Ship (from CruiseCritic)

First-Hand Report of Costa's Sinking Ship (from CruiseCritic)

Old Jan 15th, 2012, 08:31 AM
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First-Hand Report of Costa's Sinking Ship (from CruiseCritic)

Amazing story of chaos aboard the Costa sinking ship:'

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1548951
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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OMG. Just can't believe how with the technology we have today a Titanic situation can occur.
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Terrible tragedy! Agree, hard to believe this could happen in this day and age. Here's more I found this morning:

http://news.yahoo.com/2-bodies-raise...-abc-news.html
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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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technology gets better; human incompetence stays the same
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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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As technology gets newer and more complicated, the bigger the potential blunder
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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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>>> technology gets better; human incompetence stays the same
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Incompetence, and utter stupidity. It appears that the captain deliberately veered off course so that a waiter could wave to his family on the island.

http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_ne...-ship-disaster
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...er=rss&emc=rss

This reads like a SNL skit not real life.

I don't know how many dead---it's dark out here!!!!
So, it's dark and you want to go home!!!

YIKES!!!!!
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_ne...n-to-go-aboard

I want to add to TPayt's post, it's not only that he refused the order to go back on ship, he also has a history of disobediency. Which brings me to the thought, don't they have evaluations of his position and mental state?

This is from the link above:
"NBC News is reporting that the captain had a history of disobeying orders. Schettino, according to Italian news reports, had once left Marseilles, France, in bad weather, against company policy and coast guard orders. The captain was also once reportedly caught sailing too close to the shore in another part of Italy."
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I just heard the actual "live" tape from the coast guard to the captain. They tell the Captain to get back to the ship there is one person dead all ready and he calmly says One dead? anymore?" Almost like an everday occurance. they say he is in a lot of trouble and he could spent 12 years in jail. What horrible press for this cruise line!!! Yikes!!
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I saw this ship last summer in Norway. It dwarfed our ship, (Crystal Serenity). Given the apparent inepttitude of the leadership of the vessel, it's a miracle more lives weren't lost. And those lives lost were for such needless, stupid reasons. If what is being said about the Captain is true, he absolutely deserves manslaughter charges.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Here's an excellent, insightful article ... apparently many in the maritime industry believe that it was a disaster waiting to happen and are surprised that it (or worse) hasn't happened before. It puts many things in perspective that most news hasn't addressed, especially the cruise lines companies and more especially, the design of the new ships and their technologies. Makes me think twice about cruising.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...810761,00.html
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Old Jan 23rd, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Makes me think twice about cruising.

With all due respect to the few dead passengers, RIP,

but that said, let's get realistic. Few thousand airline passengers get killed every year and yet many millions or possibly billions get on the same type of planes and/or airlines every year.

and let's not even talk about automobile/motorcycle/bicycle/pedestrians that get killed every year all over the world.

Are you going to stay in your house, in your bed, and wait until a heart attack gets you due to lack of movement? or stay at a hotel that either one of the employees or guests starts on fire?

Just think about it.......
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