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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:58 pm

lol. I didn't get it until I scrolled down.
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:52 pm

CBC does a full report on the wreck.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/1221254 ... 2192860673
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Pete » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:01 pm

seems "this content is currently unavailable '.
To think its deemed a stunt by a Capt. The phrase "cock head " springs to mind.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:26 pm

Pity. Brilliant show. And I usually hate TV.
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:37 pm

They just let Schettino out of house arrest today. I hope this doesn't mean he's getting away with it.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world ... p-captain/
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Pete » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:42 pm

I hope they smack him around the head with a wiffle bat .

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:09 pm

Now he's blaming phone calls and destiny.

    The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia says he was distracted by a phone conversation just before the cruise liner crashed into a reef off an Italian island.

    Francesco Schettino told private Italian TV channel Canale 5 in an interview broadcast Tuesday that the collision which led to the loss of 32 lives was a "banal accident" in which "destiny" played a role.

    Schettino said he blamed himself "for having been distracted" by the phone call with someone on Giglio island as the ship's hull was gashed by a reef on the night of Jan. 13.

    The Concordia took on water and began listing, and some of the 4,200 people aboard jumped into the sea to swim to the island.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:45 pm

The first real assessment of the Costa Concordia disaster is now in. 270 pages essentially saying it was Schettino's fault.

    Court-appointed experts have squarely blamed the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy for the wreckage and deaths of 32 people, but they also faulted the crew and ship owner for a series of blunders, delays and safety breaches that contributed to the disaster.

    The Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio on Jan. 13 after Capt. Francesco Schettino took it off course and brought it close to the island as part of a stunt. He is accused of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the ship before all passengers were evacuated.

    Eight other people, among them crew members and Costa's crisis co-ordinator, are also under investigation. The court in Grosseto ordered the expert investigation to help it determine who, if anyone, should be put on trial. A hearing is scheduled for next month.

    In a 270-page analysis, the four experts described in second-by-second detail the unfolding disaster as Schettino slowly came to realize the gravity of the situation. Using data and voice recorders to reconstruct the drama on the bridge, the report showed how Schettino failed to grasp for a good 45 minutes repeated reports from his crew that his ship was flooding and its motors dead.

    The analysis came out Wednesday and was placed online Thursday by the Rome daily La Repubblica.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Wed May 22, 2013 10:23 am

Schettino is going being tried for manslaughter. A judge just ruled that he will face charges.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013 ... ml?cmp=rss
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:38 pm

Here's a drone view of the wreck. You really get a feel for how close to shore the ship was.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/v ... e.cnn.html
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