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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    They didn't even do their life boat drills. Isn't that the mistake the captain of the Titanic made?

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The photos are terrifying. I know the captain's been arrested, and I understand that his claim is that rocks weren't where they were supposed to be, but I'm waiting on more info. This is every potential cruise-traveller's nightmare, including mine. My BFF has traveled on many fabulous cruises and has been urging me to get over my "Davy Jones Locker" issues, but this is a little Titanicesque.
    It was true last week before this accident and true today... by far, the most dangerous part of a cruise vacation is the ride in your car to the airport. Unless, you have a habit of getting drunk and dancing on the rail of your ships veranda, in that case the cruise is pretty dangerous.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    It was true last week before this accident and true today... by far, the most dangerous part of a cruise vacation is the ride in your car to the airport. Unless, you have a habit of getting drunk and dancing on the rail of your ships veranda, in that case the cruise is pretty dangerous.
    You're correct. Every form of transportation has some danger. That's true of riding in a car, a bus, or an airplane. It's true of ships, but the danger is minimal. It had been a long time since a cruise ship sank, and even with this one almost everyone survived.

    It's still tragic and I feel for the people affected.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    I never had a hankering to go on a cruise. Too many people in too small a space and the cabins? Too boxy. And too many stories of legionaires disease, etc. But if I were a cruising sort of person, I wouldn't let this latest situation stop me.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    They didn't even do their life boat drills. Isn't that the mistake the captain of the Titanic made?


    didnt have enough lifeboats on the Titanic either, it cluttered the deck lol!

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    I hear those things get about 60 feet per gallon.

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The captain... who was the FIRST one off the sinking ship, btw... is being charged with manslaughter. This guy should never see the light of day again.
    Factually incorrect. That was some american tourist who claimed that but that was quickly debunked by pretty much everyone else. The issue with him is if he was the last off or not.
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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    They didn't even do their life boat drills. Isn't that the mistake the captain of the Titanic made?
    First off... life boat drills are totally voluntary for the passengers. They are held, but no one can force the passengers to attend.

    Secondly.. the boat was a few hours out of harbour and the regulations state that these drills have to happen within 24 hours of leaving port. Add to the fact that it was near dinner time, then it would be utter useless to hold the drill before the sinking.
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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    One current Drudge headline is about how it was everybody for him/herself. Hey, equality means that women shouldn't take precedence over men (except pregnant women?), but what about the kids?

    Costa Concordia: Sinking cruise ship survivors describe nightmare scenes | Mail Online
    Should look for alternative sources.. The Daily Mail is not the most reliable source out there... And Drudge of course is in the same boat with his bias.
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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    I'm just waiting for terrorist to attack one of these things in the open sea someday, talk about a soft target with high casualties.

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