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Old 01-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Captain Abandons Ship As Concordia Sinks

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Port Authority to cruise ship captain: 'Get on board, damn it' – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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That captain is royally screwed.
He was so far off course it was ridiculous.

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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I guess he apparently overrode the computer system so he could sail closer to some island or something like that. Either way, yeah he's screwed
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Just an unbelievable story all around.

What a pathetic display by this so called captain.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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I just do not get how these things happen. I have decent electronics on my boat and if I was crusing something that big I'd have three warnings that would go off. The first is on the radar where I can set an alarm to go off if anything gets within a set distance. The the depth finder has a warning alarm if I'm heading into water of a certain depth which I can choose when the alarm goes off. Then your GPS chart plotter gives your location, locaction of land, and it gives depths and warnings about hazards in and around you. If you have ever watched the show Whale Wars remember the alarms going off as they get closer to the other ships. Thats what these captains would hear. You cannot ignor them. Well, maybe you can.LOL
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That captain is royally screwed.
He was so far off course it was ridiculous.

Posted from a big ass PC with an illuminated keyboard and a big fat mouse. Not some nerdy little yuppie combo phone with a screen the size of a Chicklet.
Every time I read your sig I picture you as this guy.




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Old 01-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Still humping my leg, huh?
If you want to insult me just send me a PM instead hijacking threads.
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Still humping my leg, huh?
If you want to insult me just send me a PM instead hijacking threads.
Nah that is no fun then only I am laughing at you. Much better when it is a group of us.
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Not sure why he insulted you but I agree all unsults need to be public so we can all enjoy a good internet fight.
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Just an unbelievable story all around.

What a pathetic display by this so called captain.
Forgive me if this is an offensive term, but that guy is a giant pu**y. Are you kidding? That transcript... I mean, I don't even know what to say.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
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It's disgraceful. I mean I get that he was probably terrified and realized that getting back on board that ship probably means he's likely walking into death...but that's unfortunately the risk and responsibility you take as captain of a ship...and the risk you take when you don't follow the proper route
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It's disgraceful. I mean I get that he was probably terrified and realized that getting back on board that ship probably means he's likely walking into death...but that's unfortunately the risk and responsibility you take as captain of a ship...and the risk you take when you don't follow the proper route
He knows the ship. He knows the protocols for this situation. He has the ability to get back on the boat and help save these people- women and children included... And he just sits on his hands and watches the mayhem that ensues from a disaster that he's responsible for. What a POS.
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Theres a video on CNN that shows the ships path and exactly what happened.
I think a lot of people think it hit a rock and stopped and sank right near where it was.
According to the video the rock was hit a ways up the coast.
The ship continued on to the the little town and turned around 180 degrees as if to try to make it into the tiny port area.
But instead it sank/listed so badly that it stopped at the harbor entrance.
The captain did not call for help (to the Coast guard or anyone else) after the collision. Iím guessing he did not think the damage was so bad and could make it to port.
But how the hell do you not know a giant boulder is stuck up your ass?
I think he had a bit of a god complex going and tried to minimize the the whole situation by making it to port instead of sinking in deeper water.
Immediately after he struck the rock he should have started deploying lifeboats.
He screwed up in a lot of different ways.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #14
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He took a taxi out of there instead of getting back on the ship?? If that's true...

Costa Concordia cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino DID abandon ship 'before passengers' | Mail Online
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #15
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It's in Italian but you can hear the anger in the coast guard's voice here, even if you don't understand Italian

Le telefonate tra il comandante e la capitaneria - Video - Corriere Fiorentino TV
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