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2012 VIDEO: CRUISE SHIP CAPTAIN FRANCESCO SCHETTINO ARRESTED; CAPSIZED IN ITALY

14 Jan

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?

Vote on poll below…What do you think?

NEW LAWS COMING TO ILLINOIS IN 2012

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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3 responses to “2012 VIDEO: CRUISE SHIP CAPTAIN FRANCESCO SCHETTINO ARRESTED; CAPSIZED IN ITALY

  1. aj nelson

    January 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    what happened in the meeting with the carnival lines executive about pay with all crew members. This could be the main source of the reason why this was done so close to land and not out at deep sea level. The captain and peety officer are well aware of the location of the undersea activities.
    This will not prevent me from traveling at sea.

     
  2. Griseldis

    January 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Nature of human habits : People will forget this desaster very soon and will take the risk as soon as possible to book the next cruise !

     

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