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Carnival Ship Captain Arrested in Italy as Death Toll Reaches 5

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posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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Carnival Ship Captain Arrested in Italy as Death Toll Reaches 5


www.businessweek.com

The captain of a Carnival Corp. cruise liner may have made “very serious judgment mistakes” before and after his ship capsized off Italy’s Tuscan coast, killing at least 5 people, the ship’s operator said.

Costa Crociere, the Carnival line that runs the ship, said “it seems” Captain Francesco Schettino sailed too close to the island of Giglio and didn’t follow company emergency procedures, according to a statement yesterday. Schettino was arrested and accused of manslaughter, abandoning the ship and causing the wreck late on Jan. 13.
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posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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In a very interesting turn of events in the recent cruise ship tragedy, the captain has been arrested and is facing manslaughter charges.

I don't think we would ever see this type of accountability here in America unless of course the captain was under the influence of drugs.

It will be interesting to see what happens with this case and if anyone else will be held accountable for the actions that caused a lot of catastrophe.

www.businessweek.com
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posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Mods, I meant to put this in breaking general news if you could please move. Thank you.



posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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American passenger describes her and husband's experience on the ship here.



posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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The other day my wife asked me "Why don't we go on a cruise?"
My response was "When those things are burning, sinking, or pirate attacked death traps we'll go on a cruise."
She retorted with "When's the last time you heard of any accidents?"

The next morning I clicked on the news and rested my case.

Seems like every couple of months we're hearing of another incident or accident involving a cruise ship. What gives? Too much reliance on automation?

[S&F]

Gotta love a win for accountability for once.




edit on 15-1-2012 by FugitiveSoul because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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You realized I wrote "are" instead or "aren't".

Oops. Kinda ruins the context, doesn't it?



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