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BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012

Charley Noble 19 Jan 12 - 12:56 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 12:56 PM

Let's try this link for photos of the sunken ship: click here for PIXS

I think this one works directly. At least it did when I checked it.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 01:28 PM

Evidently the Captain Schettino had company as he tripped and fell into a lifeboat:

Mr Schettino told investigating magistrates in Grosseto, on the Italian mainland, that he ended up in the lifeboat by accident.

During three hours of interrogation on Tuesday, he reportedly said: "The passengers were pouring onto the decks, taking the lifeboats by assault. I didn't even have a life jacket because I had given it to one of the passengers. I was trying to get people to get into the boats in an orderly fashion. Suddenly, since the ship was at a 60 to 70 degree angle, I tripped and I ended up in one of the boats. That's how I found myself there."

He said he got stuck in the lifeboat for an hour before it was lowered into the water off the coast of Giglio island.

Also with him was Dimitri Christidis, the Greek second in command of the Concordia and Silvia Coronica, the third officer, according to La Repubblica newspaper.


Maybe Captain Schettino does deserve the benefit of the doubt. I can hardly wait for the film version. Who was it who played Capt. Queg in the Caine Mutiny? Oh, now I remember, Brad David. Is he still around?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 02:05 PM

No, I just checked with Wikipedia and it was Humphrey Bogart who starred as Capt. Queeg. I guess Bogart is no longer available.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Greg B
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 02:30 PM

I'd cast Don Novello as the captain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 03:33 PM

Oh dear! Reporters are hot on the trail of the beautiful young woman that the captain was seen drinking with shortly before they both took off for the bridge: click here for story

I think I'll start a limerick thread above the line. If you share such bad taste, feel free to contribute.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: mayomick
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 03:56 PM

Il gigilo di giglio


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: mayomick
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 04:28 PM

I just googled "dinner with the captain"
The cruise companies seem to sell the idea as a "great maritime tradition" -they don't mention the great maritime tradition of the captain going down with the ship of course. Specially invited guests thrill to the thought of being invited to the captain's table .Some cruise lines have a lottery for who gets a seat .Kendall wrote that the captain is always responsible when the ship is at sea , but I wonder whether a captain's duty as a mariner and his role as the manager of a floating pleasure palace don't sometimes clash .

This is the sort of stuff you get :
"Our captain always enjoyed a cocktail or two before dinner. When he was fairly well fortified, he would appear at the table about 20 minutes after the rest had entered."
"The evening begins with cocktails, either in a reserved area of a public lounge or the Captain's quarters, where the Social Hostess greets you and makes introductions to the Captain and other high-ranking officers. After getting acquainted, you are escorted to the Captain's table and take your place according to pre-arranged seating."
"Then sit back and enjoy a sumptuous dinner with exquisite service and fine wines. A photographer will appear to preserve the memories and the picture will be delivered to you the next day, perhaps with a copy of the menu or a note of thanks."


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 04:36 PM

Is this where he got the inspiration for his http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBPrQ9r52zQ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 04:41 PM

A report released on Wednesday by the judge, Valeria Montesarchio...


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 04:55 PM

Blue clicky didn't work first time for some reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 05:01 PM

The Captain should keep his mouth shut:

"I don't know why it happened. I was a victim of my instincts!"

You can't make up more incriminating lines that that one.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: mayomick
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 06:02 PM

my baser instincts perhaps ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 08:47 PM

"There are many instincts," says the judge. "Could you be more specific?"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 09:32 AM

The timeline for the captain's whereabouts is somewhat array. He has described how he tripped and fell into a lifeboat, along with his 1st and 2nd officers, some time after 10 pm, and spent an hour there trying to get the lifeboat down to the water.

Dominica Cermontan, the lovely young Moldovan staffer who shared dinner with the captain prior to the accident, has defended him quite strongly and has said that after the accident she was called to the bridge by the captain to communicate better with the Russian speaking passengers. However, her time-line describing the captain's presence on the bridge doesn't correlate with the Italian Coast Guard communications when he was reported in the lifeboat; she describes him being on the bridge around 11:50 pm when she says she left the bridge. The Coast Guard report him in his lifeboat at least an hour earlier. Cherchez le Captiane!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 10:41 AM

Here's another report on Dominica Cermontan who among her many skills is also reported to be a ballerina:

CHISINAU — A young mystery woman named as a key witness over the role of the captain in the crash of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has strongly defended Francesco Schettino's actions, saying he saved thousands of lives.

Blonde ballerina Domnica Cemortan, who has dual Moldovan and Romanian citizenship, was reportedly on the bridge of the cruise ship when the 114,500 tonne ship ran into rocks six days ago.

But the 25-year-old said on Thursday she was dining with friends at the time of the disaster and denied that the captain was also having drinks on deck.

REUTERS/Stringer

Man overboard: Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino is being blamed by his employer for risking the lives of more than 4,200 passengers and crew in a reckless display of bravado.

"[Capt. Schettino] is one of the best captains in the company. He is very skillful and experienced when it comes to manoeuvring the ship in enclosed spaces, like harbours," Ms. Cemortan told the Telegraph.

"The charges you hear about the captain today are absurd," Ms. Cemortan told AFP in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.

"The Costa Concordia captain is the best one in the company. He did everything right and saved people's lives. He is a hero. All the crew members worked in a professional manner and saved lives."

Italian media on Thursday reported that investigators wanted to interview Ms. Cemortan because she had said she was with Schettino when the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast on Friday, had also gone upstairs to the captain's deck.


Maybe the media and the Italian Coast Guard are being too hard on this captain.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 01:55 PM

Costa Cruise Line is part of the Carnival group, which has 49 percent of the worldwide cruise market. The Company has dual registry, UK and USA.
Holdings:
Aida Cruises, Germany
Carnival Cruise Lines, USA
Costa, Italy
Cunard, UK
Holland America Line, USA
Ibero, Spain
P & O Cruises, UK
P & O Cruises Australia
Princess Cruises, USA
Seabourn, USA

Carnival stock dropped ca. 16 percent . following the accident. On the USA market, the stock is trading at ca. $31, down from its high of ca. 47.50.

"Rescue" suspended again, salvage contracts being let.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: kendall
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 02:02 PM

He's responsible even if he's innocent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 02:22 PM

Yes, as has been said before, I think they could very well be selling newspapers. We just don't know at this point.

I think it will be interesting to read the timeline, especially the details regarding the times of grounding, assessment of damage, listing (including rate), call to abandon, etc.

I've been on the bridge of passenger/vehicle ferries many times and I was fascinated by the communication between the captain and crew. All business. The very first time, after leaving dock in an ice breaking class ferry in February, the first mate said to the captain that a crew member tending the bow visor said he could not set some of the dogs fully (no need to explain) and that he would do it upon far shore arrival. The captain said, "Set all dogs within thirty minutes. Report when done. Report to the bridge." He turned to us and said, "As soon as the dogs are set, please leave the bridge." Took about twenty minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Bernard
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 03:10 PM

Here's what I posted on the 'Limerick' thread... I do realise I'm repeating some of what has already been said, but I've only just read this thread...

It's a complete mystery to me how so much damning 'evidence' has been allowed to leak before any official enquiry has begun.

The transcript of the conversation between the captain and the coastguard reads more to me like two people who couldn't quite understand what the other was saying, for instance.

The speed at which the owners distanced themselves from the captain's actions is deplorable - as far as I can see they are claiming they knew nothing about the deviation from the 'planned route', yet the BBC have published graphics showing that it was the third such similar 'deviation' in recent trips...

Someone is telling lies, perhaps?

Surely the ship had sonar which would have warned of the danger? Or is that what the owners are trying to cover up?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 03:56 PM

Until an official report is issued, it is hard to establish any sort of time line, or determine actions taken on the bridge. Lots of talk from people who want their two minutes of exposure in the media, but nothing (as it should be) from those in the chain of command. Crew members who have talked were not in the chain of command (only a couple at the bottom end dealing with the lifeboats).

The Costa management wants to deflect suits, but immediately throwing blame onto the captain also seems wrong to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 04:30 PM

Q... "The Costa management wants to deflect suits, but immediately throwing blame onto the captain also seems wrong to me."

But, that "deflection" means nothing is a court of law. The passengers had a contract with Costa. Costa emplyed the captain. Costa is liable, no matter what. No?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 04:51 PM

Vicarious liability might not attach under English law for the Captain's negligence if the Captian was "on a frolic of his own". There is a difference between doing what one was not within one's function and doing badly what was.

Contract law differs again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 05:31 PM

I beg to differ. Costa is still liable. Costa employed the captain. Costa has a duty of care to it's passengers who paid for safe passage. Those passengers have a right to justice with Costa, no matter what happened... they were not saved harmless. Costa can sue the captain if he can be found negligent. But the passengers cannot sue the captain. They have no contract with the captain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Bernard
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 05:59 PM

The real issue, it seems, is that modern sonar is more dependant upon GPS and digital maps than what can actually be detected in real time. The extraordinary number of false positives it throws up results in a 'crying wolf' attitude amongst mariners.

Apparently the 'uncharted rocks' that gouged a hole in the ship could have been seen by a sailor's MKI eyeball had he taken the trouble to look over the side...

As for the Company's liabilities, the expression 'joint responsibility' springs to mind. I would expect the law of any country to be somewhat similar in that respect.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 07:43 PM

Costa Crociere Liabilities.
-Not liable unless written notice received within 185 days,action must be filed within one year. Notice of claim must be delivered to carrier within 30 days after the passenger landed. [Further intertwined restrictions]
-All claims shall be instituted only in courts of Genoa, Italy. Italian law shall apply. The carrier, however, may invoke U. S laws
-Jury trial or pre-arbitration discovery is not permitted.
-All defenses, limitations and exemptions relating to the Carrier are fully extended and may be invoked by persons or entities acting on behalf of the Carrier.
-Liability for death or injury limited to $70,000.
-No liability for mental injury or suffering.
-Class action suits or procedures barred.
-Passenger waives right to arrest or detain vessel.

And a lot more.

http://www.costacruise.com/B2C/USA/Support/contract/contract.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: kendall
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 07:47 PM

Who ran her aground? the passengers? the crew? the Captain? the company who hired him?
Step right up folks, plenty of brown sandwiches to go around.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 10:44 AM

There is now posted a GPS plotting of the course of the Costa Concordia from the time of the initial collision to when she was run aground adjacent to Giglio Harbor: click her for GPS plotted Route

There is a video to click on for the GPS animation of "The Fatal Route" at the bottom of the page.

In summary the ship can be seen striking rocks off a prominent point, continuing on past Giglio Harbor and then circling clockwise so as to ground on ledges adjacent to the harbor lighthouse, a short distance from the inner harbor.

I'm still trying to put together a timeline from various reports.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 12:11 PM

In any case, the death toll is very saddening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 01:39 PM

This is only one reason that I would never take one of those cruises.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 01:48 PM

4000+ people traveling by car have a much higher rate of probable death than traveling together on a ship.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Acorn4
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 01:56 PM

An unfortunate reminder of that Fiat advert:- "Driven by Italians!".


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 02:11 PM

A4... that was in very poor taste. I loved it.

Ebbie... I am Cappy in my truck. I have flown and sailed many miles for work. Had some very close calls. In one three week trip on the coast of Labrador, I was close to death in float planes and boats 5 times. Gave that up. I now drive my truck lower than the speed limit only in good driving conditions unless it's an emergency. Works for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 02:51 PM

"[Capt. Schettino] is one of the best captains in the company."

Well, that's confidence-inspiring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 06:47 AM

> The current plight of the Costa Concordia reminds me of a comment
> made by Churchill. After his retirement he was cruising the
> Mediterranean on an Italian cruise liner. Some Italian journalists
> asked why an ex British Prime Minister should chose an Italian ship.
>
> "There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise ship"
> said Churchill:
>
> 1.First their cuisine is unsurpassed.
>
> 2.Second their service is superb.
>
> 3.And then, in time of emergency, there is none of this nonsense
> about women and children first.
>


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 08:29 AM

That was awful Kendall. Now I can't stop laughing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 12:01 PM

There's a new tape which just surfaced of a conversation between the Coast Guard and Capt. Schittano in which the captain vows that he will stay aboard the ship. At the time of that conversation the captain estimated that about 300 crew and passengers were still aboard.

Another update this morning confirms that a 12th body of a woman was discovered and recovered from a narrow underwater passageway by divers.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 04:19 PM

What I glean from all the reports is that the captain was very clever and capable in maneuvering the ship to the best possible place for rescue....AFTER discovering he had made a stupid mistake and hit the rocks.

   I doubt the families of the dead & missing will use 'hero' in their opinions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 04:58 PM

Bill-

I agree with both your points.

It's not clear who was on the bridge navigating the ship when it had it's initial collision.

Oh, Captain Schettino, where was thou?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 02:32 PM

Sadly, there were two more bodies reported recovered today form the Costa Concordia:

Giglio, Italy (CNN) -- Two more bodies have been recovered from the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Italian officials announced Monday, bringing the number of confirmed victims of the accident to 15.

The two women were found on Bridge 4, near the ship's Internet cafe, said Franco Gabrielli, the official in charge of the operation.

About 17 people remain missing after the ship collided with rocks January 13 off the coast of Tuscany, according to a CNN count.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 03:40 PM

The remaining 17, of course, must be presumed dead. Most will probably be found in their cabins, and some who jumped may have drowned and been swept out to sea.

I wonder how many relatives will succeed in collecting any of the $70,000 allowed for a death.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 04:29 PM

I assume all of them and that they won't have to go to court. Dumb move if they don't pay up quick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:39 AM

I did hear on the News that it wasn't entirely clear whether their passenger lists were complete or accurate. Let's hope that this is in fact the case, and some of the 'missing' weren't even on board. But of course, if their relatives are still waitng to hear of them, it seems that at least some really are lost at sea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 08:00 AM

The suggestion was that some passengers were not on the manifest, so more could be missing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:13 PM

He may not have done anything wrong by sailing so close to shore but that conversation between the cap' and the coasties was telling - it's too *dark* for him not to abandon ship ahead of the passengers? I mean, really.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 02:38 PM

Curious, so I looked it up.
Comparison with Queen Elizabeth II, the largest Carnival ship, and their Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam-

QE II
Weight- 151,400 T
Length- 345m (1132 feet)
Passengers- 3056
Crew- 1253

Costa Concordia
Weight- 114,137 T
Length- 290.2m (952 feet)
Passengers- 3780
Crew- 1100

Nieuw Amsterdam
Weight- 86,700 T
Length- 285m (935 feet)
Passengers- 2104
Crew- 929


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Brian May
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 03:52 PM

I find it most irritating the instances when there is an incident and, quite reasonably we talk about it.

Fact, the ship was VERY close to the coastline.

Fact, the skipper was ashore before the last passengers.

The responsibility for the safe running of the ship rests with the captain - maritime law.

Since he is under house arrest, it is fair to assume the authorities have reason to believe that he did not carry that responsibility adequately.

The fact that nearly 20 people are dead and there is a bloody great big ship laying on its side 100 m from the shore with a bloody great big rock embedded in the SEAWARD side rather supports the authoritie's view.

So all the sanctimonious souls saying 'don't discuss it' ought to STFU. This is why we have this site . . . so we can.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 04:08 PM

Yes, I did catch some flack for initiating this thread, being admonished not to start "another witch hunt." Things have gotten better since then.

Most of the posters have had serious questions, or have shared some nautical insights. Almost everyone has expressed some relief that so many passengers and crew members survived, and sadness that a couple of dozen did not.

Capt. Schettino seems clearly at fault and is being dealt with appropriately by the Italian authorities. No doubt there are others who should share some of the blame but Schettino was in command.

I'd still like to see a more detailed timeline. What I've seen has huge gaps and doesn't correlate between sources.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 04:11 PM

I'm now also concerned about the pollution aspect. There are thousands of gallons of fuel aboard the vessel and they're planning to remove it by pumping it into large containers. Hope they can do it effectively without causing a great big oil slick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Greg B
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 04:54 PM

Brian the ship isn't lying where it was holed. The captain apparently used what little time he had available to head to shallower water in the hopes that the "bottom" she went to wouldn't be too far away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Concordia Sinking-2012
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 04:55 PM

Removing the oil-
Dutch company, Smit, crew of 55.
Fuel in 13 double-bottomed tanks and 10 single bottomed tanks.
Actual pumping to begin Saturday.
Removal time 4 to 6 weeks (if the creek (er) sea don't rise ....).

Also oil stocks for lubrication and for generators.
Reports from SKY and Christian Science Monitor.


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