UPDATE 1/15/12: Fifteen now missing, including two Americans -5 confirmed dead
The Titanic ship wreck was similar to the Italian cruise line that capsized today, but so far with fewer casualties. Approximately 4200 passengers, including 126 Americans, were aboard when the ship hit a reef or rock and capsized off Italy’s west coast.
Passenger’s were terrified when they were unable to get to the safety boats, so many jumped into the frigid water. Frightened witnesses told reporter’s they were shocked to see the Captain and crew abandoning the ship.
After three passengers were reported dead and with forty still missing, it is no surprise to hear that the Captain, Francesco Schettino, has been arrested. He is being held for allegations of manslaughter, causing the wreck and abandoning his ship.
While it is clear the Captain and Crew are still human and were also scared, leaving their guests behind is unacceptable. It’s like a Flight Attendant bailing during a disaster on an airline. In these professions, they are paid to help in time of need…like it or not.
The photos of the large luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia tipped on its side is incredible to see. It makes me never want to get on a cruise ship again. Would you take a cruise after viewing this photo and VIDEO?
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