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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Quote Originally Posted by psmedo  View Original Post
    Agree, with you RSmith, its a god thing the Captain is alive so he can now pinpoint the REAL GUILTYS, those who are still hiding behind the curtains while tragedy unfolds and whom IMHO are the COSTA CRUISES TOP MANAGERS.
    While Costa apparently has a track record of covering up events, which, unfortunately and cynically, is not shocking corporate behaviour these days, and the practice of "bowing" to ports is also apparently fairly common in the cruise industry, ultimately, the safety of the vessel and its crew/passenger is up to the captain. If Costa ordered the captain to salute the island of Giglio, he could certainly have done so in a more prudent manner (slower approach with more distance). The ship is under his control, and he unfortunately made an error in judgement that cost numerous lives and hundreds of millions of dollars.
    The captain delayed reporting of the initial incident and also tried to downplay the situation when contacted by the port. He also obviously departed the ship in the midst of the evacuation, several hours before the final passenger was off the crippled vessel.
    Also, there is some speculation that the vessel was without power and steerage after striking the rocks and coming to a halt off Giglio, and the fact she came to rest against shore was not a result of a coordinated effort by the captain, but merely fate (i.e., wind). The VDR data should be able to dispel or support this theory when analyzed and released.

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Quote Originally Posted by barney  View Original Post
    He also obviously departed the ship in the midst of the evacuation, several hours before the final passenger was off the crippled vessel.
    Small correction there; sadly enough the 'final passenger(s)' are still aboard the ship!
    The captain is, like stated, the boss aboard, not some manager in an office.

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Ok there are many to blame, but you got to admitt, his actions were none of a proffessional level .... people were dying while he was saving his ass. Now sure regardless of who you think is to blame, he captained a ship and had a responsibility to do the right thing, and if there was a risk he should have said NO... Perhaps if he was further away from shore even if off course slightly there would be less chance to hit something dont you think? But hey all will come out, one more thing, these so called ceo, owners have a lot better lawyers than he will have, and he will end up taking the brunt of it....

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    After all the Concordia accident apparently opened a "Pandora Box", im just amazed and speachless...

    Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O'Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Quote Originally Posted by psmedo  View Original Post
    After all the Concordia accident apparently opened a "Pandora Box", im just amazed and speachless...

    Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O'Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
    It was only a matter of time before the public would realize that the crash of the Costa Concordia involved far more than just the actions of a reckless cruise ship captain. Costa's quick smack down of Captain Schettino was not an impulsive outburst by the Costa CEO Pier Luigi Foschi. It was undoubtedly a decision carefully thought out with the involvement of the Carnival decision makers in Miami.
    If Schettino had to be lynched by public outrage to save the cruise corporations, so be it.

    However, It seems that the much talked about "fly-by" of Giglio may not, after all, have been showboating of an unpredictable captain but initiated and approved by the cruise line itself back in Genoa. And if Costa knew about and ratified the dangerous maneuvers which took over 4,000 lives perilously close to the rocks, then what does this say about the safe operations of the entire Carnival fleet with its fleet of over 100 ships carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers every day?

    The spotlight has now moved from Captain Schettino to Costa in Genoa and now to Carnival Corporation here in Miami. But where is Carnival's CEO Micky Arison?

    Arison is trying to remain anonymous. But that's hard to do. After all, he is the smiling face of the Carnival "fun ship" fleet. He is the big name owner of a high profile NBA basketball team of superstars, seen at court side rubbing elbows with celebrities at the Miami Heat games. But he obviously does not want to be identified with this mess. Arison does not want his mugshot to be posted alongside the likes of bad guy Schettino or rat fink Costa CEO Foschi.

    The circus is just about to beguin...the clown has make his appearence and did some jokes to the amusement of the crowd, but is now almost gone...magicians take the main stage now and we will see strange things on the coming days. Money talks bullshit walks...

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Bad weather - stopped search operations and oil pumping.

    Sensors say: the ship moved 3.5 cm in six hours, instead of the usual 1-2 mm during the same time period.

    Things are changing ...

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Another "Costa Cruises" wreck...
    Bianca Costa in Grenada:

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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

    Quote Originally Posted by psmedo  View Original Post
    After all the Concordia accident apparently opened a "Pandora Box", im just amazed and speachless...

    Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O'Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
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    Re: Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia aground near Giglio

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    Just love this add at the bottom of the page.

    That image is SOOOOOOO close to the island...

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