That point of supposed Schettino's cowardize is an exaggeration of uncompetent journalists like always talking of what they dont know to do "scoop" stupidly making in "the romantic" like Captain Smith sinking to die intentionally like a traditon with the TITANIC ...
To me, Schettino in the life boat to the better job and usefull in salvage operations has never been a fault but a sage decision.
: Alain, Costa pleaded guilty to some charges
: and were fined $millions, peanuts to them
: but they did not go into stability as much
: as they perhaps should, possibly because she
: stayed upright for longer than required!
: Schetino was charged for bad decisions and
: "falling into the lifeboat"! if he
: had abandoned ship immediately and it had
: capsized when empty it would have beed a 2
: day story!
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: Agree with you that all ship collisions
: couldn't be comparable by conditions they
: imply. To consider competence of seamen and
: faults of navigation they could've done is
: one point and regulations by the company is
: another one. I like you recall about
: Schettino capt of the COSTA CONCORDIA we
: speculated a lot 5 years ago . I feared at
: the time that all charges would be
: foreesable to retain against him as easier
: to hide other faults of ship construction
: and to protect Costa's buiseness interest
: rather than to give justice to Schettino .
: That is what is happen 5 years later
: unfortunately . Indeed we can see that no
: one bridge officer was condamned ! one sees
: that schettino was charged of all sort of
: faults without no trace as far I know of the
: unbelievable lack of stability and safety in
: this sort of crise ships with all the weigth
: in high upperworks and not sufficiently
: below waterline. Today , we observe that the
: court against Schettino was the one of the
: captain but not the one of the Costa company
: and not the much more important
: responsibility of the ship dangerous
: concept! So , with this kind of
: "official" court and conclusions
: the public opinion has no else that keep in
: mind that Schettino got 16 years of jail
: condamnation because he is "responsible
: like a Captain" and why ? Because he is
: "responsible" !!! If that is
: enough for allbody , nothing on technical
: failures you talk about in other collisions
: and why a so mighty cruise ship colapsed and
: sank in one hour for only a ran agroung on
: rocks ... Giving 16 years to the captain
: with no best reasons , I am sorry , but it's
: not enough for me ...
: There is only to see which "brain
: storming" of commercials Costa Line is
: doing all along the day on our european tv's
: to sell their tours at all prices ...
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