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Originally posted by spoonbender
went ahead and circled the what I believe the OP wants us to look @
My opinion ...smaller water craft moving away, making a sharp turn to the right...?
Authorities were holding the captain, Francesco Schettino, for suspected manslaughter among other possible charges and a prosecutor on Sunday confirmed they are investigating allegations the captain abandoned the stricken liner before all the passengers had escaped.
"This was too close, too close," said Italo Arienti, a 54-year-old sailor who has worked on the Maregigilo ferry service that runs between the island and the mainland for more than a decade. A now-retired Costa commander used to occasionally do "fly-bys" on the route, nearing a bit and sounding the siren in a special salute for his hometown, he said. Such a fly-by was staged last August, but there was no incident, he said. He said the cruise ship always stayed more than five to six nautical miles offshore, well beyond the reach of the "Le Scole" reefs, which are popular with scuba divers.
Originally posted by brokedown
What was everybody just asleep at the wheel during dinner ?