01-17-2012, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
| | Re: Italian Cruise Ship Captain
Originally Posted by Yardman
Jelly, story I heard on the news is that the ship just left port. Captain turned off computer navigation to deliberately steer the ship near shore to impress both passengers and captains friends on shore.
I heard that as well. I know nothing about boating but I know a thing or two about flying as both my parents had their pilots license. If they ever had to deviate from their flight path (whether intentional or forced) they would NEVER turn off their navigation system. Doing so it totally ridiculous and downright negligent.
Just heard the black box on CNN and boy oh boy is that guy a horrible leader. The Coast Guard told him to get back to his ship and they told him that people are dying to which he responded "How many?". That's when the Coast Guard went ballistic and screamed "It's your ship! YOU should know!!!!!".
I cannot imagine that drugs or alcohol weren't involved, I just cannot. A 22 year veteran who is THIS negligent and then refuses to go back to help? All I can say is I hope they have similar charges in Italy as they do in the States. 11 people are dead and countless others are missing. Nevermind the thousands of lives he put at risk and then abandoned without a care in the world. 11 manslaughter charges (potentially more) and 4,200+ reckless endangerment to human life charges, a host of maritime laws he broke and that guy wouldn't see the light of day here, ever.
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