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    Cruise Ship sinks!

    BBC News - Italy cruise ship captain detained after vessel runs aground


    Didnt see this posted anywhere on here! Bit of a shocking story and there will be a lot of questions that need answered! Thoughts with the families of the missing people and hope even at this hour they can still find some people in there!
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    I'm surprised people aren't talking about this here. I saw a photo and OMFG... I could NOT believe it! This ship was a massive 6-7 story cruise ship with 4,000 people on board... and it hit a reef only a few hundred yards from shore!! I'm not kidding, that captain must have been drunk because if not for the reef, it would have gone a few hundred more feet and plowed right into the shore.

    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.

    Horrible tragedy. Still people missing, corpses being found. I'm really stunned there's so little interest in this story.

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    It sure looks bad for the captain, but let's wait for the investigation before we make him walk the plank.

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    I've been reading about this since it was reported but didn't bring it here because I thought I kept missing the thread. Guess not. But now that there IS a thread, I am glad to participate.

    Yeah, that captain left before all the passengers did! Even his lawyer admitted he did. What a loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It sure looks bad for the captain, but let's wait for the investigation before we make him walk the plank.
    He ran the ship aground, then bailed before the passengers could be rescued. I'm thinking both are plank-walking offenses. Apparently, so do the Italian authorities.

    Those poor people were left in the dark, crawling on their knees through broken glass screaming for help from a captain and crew that had already abandoned ship. A totally avoidable accident, yet people are injured, dead and unaccounted for. That's on the captain. His watch, his responsibility.

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    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.

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    According to some passengers, the crew said it was just a technical error and wouldn't respond when asked why they were in life jackets but they were not told to put their on as well. And the captain was seen leaving, with a blanket over his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    He ran the ship aground, then bailed before the passengers could be rescued. I'm thinking both are plank-walking offenses. Apparently, so do the Italian authorities.

    Those poor people were left in the dark, crawling on their knees through broken glass screaming for help from a captain and crew that had already abandoned ship. A totally avoidable accident, yet people are injured, dead and unaccounted for. That's on the captain. His watch, his responsibility.
    Yep, it sure sounds that way. And lord knows the press is never wrong!

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    Re: Cruise Ship sinks!

    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

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    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
    So it was a Republican ship? Figures.

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