Skip to comments.Cruise disaster: Costa Concordia captain told to 'get back on board' by coast guard
Posted on 01/17/2012 1:45:30 PM PST by mwilli20
The Italian coast guard orders in vain the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to return on board to oversee the evacuation, according to a recording of the conversation released by a leading Italian newspaper...
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It is hard to listen to, and believe, that this level of cowardice can be displayed by a ship's captain which might forever be known as "Schetinno il Cretino"
the people would’ve gotten on the life rafts but the workers were waiting for the captain to tell them they could abondon ship. They refused to let them get on the boats. i guess the captain was already gone.
My favorite part of the conversation:
Schettino il cretino: It is dark now.
De Falco: What Schettino? You want to go home?
The fun part is who will get to play the Coast Guard guy in the movie.
Chicken of the Sea.
I’m stealing that. I just wanted to let you know. LOL.
Chum for sharks then Keel Haul the Captain and the First Officer!
This guy is unbelievable. Makes you wonder if he was promoted more for his looks than his seafaring skills.
The guy looks like a parody of an Italian gigolo, and apparently acted the same way. Supposedly, according to the European press, he was at a table with a bunch of babes that he had sorted out from among the passengers and was showing off with the stunt of passing by close enough to the island where his maitre d’s family lived to give a blast on the horn for their entertainment. He also emptied the safe before he got under a blanket and had himself rowed to shore (while most of the passengers were still on the ship). Then he hailed a taxi and said “take me as far away from here as possible.”
What a sleazoid. I’m sure most Italian captains aren’t like this, but I think the image is going to do a lot of damage to the Italian cruise industry. Costa was owned by Carnival, but it was an Italian company with a mostly Italian crew.
People have no idea what protections they forfeit when they leave these United States; I couldn’t imagine a captain of an American ship doing this. His life would be ruined.
His life would be ruined.
His life would be ruined.
Makes you wonder if he was promoted more for his looks than his seafaring skills.
I suspect that this guy has been behaving fast and loose for quite a while. Circumstances finally caught up with him.
If he was not on board, a blood alcohol test could not be given
Whats funny is the way the coast guard guy calls the guy out and belittles him. That dude should be a national hero. He was absolutely disgusted with the ships captain.
Totally.....I loved it.
De Falco (Italian Coast Guard) gave Captain Schettino the verbal b*tchslapping of the year as far as I’m concerned, and deservedly so.
Some “Captain”.....abandoning ship. When you’re the Captain of a passenger vessel in trouble, you evacuate the passengers first, then the crew, the junior officers, the command officers, and lastly, yourself (with the logbook).
In that order. No ifs, ands, or buts....no excuses, like, “It’s dark”; that made me laugh out loud when I read that. De Falco righteously ripped him a new one for that comment.
This Schettino clown belongs in jail. Preferably, a dark jail cell.
I couldn't agree more. Anyone who steps foot on my boat is my responsibility until they are safely ashore. It's not even up for discussion.
LOL! I have this mental image of De Falco saying that line with dripping sarcasm in an attempt to shame Captain Chicken out of his cowardice.
ha ha ha.
Did you see the latest article today in which the captain claims he tripped and fell into the life boat and was STUCK in it and could not get out?!!!
What a MAROON!!!
now THAT would be awesome.
they are now selling t-shirts!