reply to post by pause4thought
I really wasn't going to comment on this mess, as the truth seemed quite evident; but after learning of the death of that beautiful four year old
girl, I need to vent my anger and discust.
If you have had a chance to work in maritime circles, you begin to realize that corruption is a mantra for these executives, who considerthemselves
kings in their own right. This vessle had an agreed upon route that kept it well beyond the dangers of these shoals. These are some of the most
travelled upon and pristine waterways, and just about every inch of that tuscany coastline is detailed and documented.
Back in August when this approach was first undertaken, it's sinking would have pushed the second wave of Italian austerity moves out of the news.
The actions of the captain would have been justified because of the festival taking place, and the company could have placed blame squarely on him.
He takes the fall, insurance cliam of 900 million dollars paid, and the costa company is liquid again.
Miraculously they hit nothing. Lloyds sanctions them for a near miss. Certainly no one would make a second attempt at such a blantant cash grab.
It seems to have become open season on ships. A very old practice of cash by sinking. Anglo-easterns M/T Prem Divya , a fuel ship suffers a
"careless torch "welder induced fire. From an actuarial standpoint, the odds of a welding induced fire occuring onboard a feul transport vessle
are actually less than onboard a standard dry bulk vessle. This is because the crew are highly vigilant of the likelyhood of explosions. The
majority of the losses of these types of fuel transport ships are caused by volumetric shifts which alter the stoichoimetry into a favorable state for
combustion, and ofcourse electrical and equipment failures causing fire fall behind respectively.
Then you have M/V rena, a Greek owned vessle, end of it's service life, sanctioned for immediate repairs, suddenly takes a T bone strait in high
steem approach, under clear shies, with all systems in apparent function, to an extremly old and well known reef.
It amazes me how disconnected these executive are from the people. They really believe we, the lemmings, are too stupid to know the difference
between negligence and a strategy of fraudulence and greed. To make a second attempt is just arrogance.
Notice how captain coward blames everything under the sun accept Costa, and Costa puts the blame solely on the captain. Classic fall guy strategy.
Now watch, he'll "hang himself from grief" and dissappear from the limelight.
Nevermind the 70 truckloads of fuel waiting to spill over those that historic coastline, nevermind the total disregard for the ecosystem, it'll get
fixed at a tremendous cost, and companies like Smit will be living high on the hog. Claims will get paid, Lloyds will put up the pretense of
disputing the claim, but will settle up in a back room. And besides, the second attempt made many people rich from the losses to it's American
What about that four year old girl. Drowing in the cold waters on a January night. How much is that worth.
This is your new world order. These are their chosen leaders. This is why we revolt. No amount of money will ever justify taking a new bride from
her husband and a child from its parents.
Oh and I heard the Captain put ashore with the contents of the main safe, so that will spark the endless treasure stories.