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Report: Captain claims he "tripped" into lifeboat
CBS News ^ | January 18, 2012 | ap

Posted on 01/18/2012 9:26:58 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy

(CBS/AP) The cruise ship captain under fire for abandoning his vessel while thousands of passengers scrambled for rescue has reportedly come up with an explanation for his flight - he accidentally tripped and fell into a lifeboat:

Capt. Francesco Schettino stated: "I didn't even have a life jacket because I had given it to one of the passengers. I was trying to get people to get into the boats in an orderly fashion. Suddenly, since the ship was at a 60 to 70 degree angle, I tripped and I ended up in one of the boats. That's how I found myself in the lifeboat."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: costaconcordia; cruiseship; disaster; evilpenguins; schettino; vadaabordocazzo
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Oh, OK. That changes everything. You tripped and just happened to land in a lifeboat. You really tried to stay on board ship but, hey, accidents happen, right? Tough break.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 9:27:09 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Sounds like he’s been talking to a lawyer.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

And every time he swam back out to the ship, evil penguins forced him back to shore.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:35 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Tripped? Sounds like he has a good case to sue the cruise line.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:35 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Oh, he was “Tripping” alright.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:41 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Come to the US, Captain. You can work for the President’s press secretary.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:58 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Well that certainly settles that.

I hope all the folks that were bashing the guy feel bad now.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 9:31:21 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Wish I could figure out how to buy these Tshirts.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9022477/Costa-Concordia-Italians-buy-t-shirts-with-Get-back-on-board-for-s-sake-logo.html


8 posted on 01/18/2012 9:32:30 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

The captian has hired Baghdad Bob as his PR guy?


9 posted on 01/18/2012 9:34:57 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Dereliction of duty compounded by this cowardly lie.

There’s many reasons why I’ve never been on a cruise. I’ve just added to it.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:09 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Take your pick:

v. tripped, trip·ping, trips
v.intr.
1. To stumble.
2. To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
3. To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
4. To make a trip.
5. To make a mistake: tripped up on the last question.
6. Slang To have a drug-induced hallucination.
v.tr.
1. To cause to stumble or fall.
2. To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
3. To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
4. Nautical
a. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
b. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
c. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.

11 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by maggief
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Did you see the ship...He absolutely had a better window from the shore....

The idea of the Coast Guard asking him how many dead, how many people...

The Coast Guard needed to get their as**** over there and do "rescue". Why weren't they on board?? Oh....Because it would be stupid at that point??

The boat is beached for cripes sakes....

12 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Yeah, right. Check the tape on liveleak.com where they DEMAND that the captain needs to return to the boat. The police have to threaten him over and over.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:57 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: svcw

Those shirts don’t say what the headline says they say....


14 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:57 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Nervous Tick

I did not have relations with that life boat.

not once did I.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Oh yeah, sure. That’s like telling a judge that you tripped and fell on top of that woman and accidently impregnated her. Yeah, that’s going to work.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 9:36:01 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Farmer Dean

Sounds like a Kennedy


17 posted on 01/18/2012 9:36:36 AM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Captain Courageous at his arrest:


18 posted on 01/18/2012 9:37:26 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Captain Tripps
19 posted on 01/18/2012 9:37:44 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Upstate NY Guy

As the Coast Guard captain said: “Vada a bordo, cazzo!”


20 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:13 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Captain Tripps
21 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:13 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Report: Captain claims he "tripped" into lifeboat

I like that . . . possible whiplash lawsuit in the works from slipping on unmarked wet floor and no cushion to break his fall . . . hope he uses Diddy, Dickem, and Howe and sues their a$$.

22 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:38 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Shocked they didn’t have him wearing a neck brace.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:49 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

This guy should move to the US and get a job in the White Hut.

He’s that good.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 9:39:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Carney does it better than Baghdad Bob did.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 9:39:43 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: RJS1950

That was my first thought - the excuse “I tripped and my * fell in”...

wonder if I should ping Laz...


26 posted on 01/18/2012 9:39:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

This guy is about to enter the “Hazlewood Ship Captain’s Hall of Fame”


27 posted on 01/18/2012 9:40:21 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
So did Brave Sir Robin

28 posted on 01/18/2012 9:40:32 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Wow, didn’t know the Captain was a democrat.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 9:40:45 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Blogatron
Sounds like a Kennedy

Yup.

Question: How many Captains does it take to steer the Costa Concordia?

Answer: One and a fifth.

30 posted on 01/18/2012 9:40:51 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

I’ll tell you what...

stand him in front of a jail cell and I’ll stick my foot out.

He won’t even have to lie.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 9:40:51 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Jerry Sandusky: We were in the shower when I tripped and fell into his...


32 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:08 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

The same captain—after being caught by his wife—using the services of a prostitute said, “Honestly honey, I wasn’t even wearing a condom...I just slipped and fell into bed with this woman!”


33 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:08 AM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Now that’s a steamin’ pile of Schettino if I ever heard one. Did he get that from the Italian Guide for the Married Man? “I am innocent, cara mia! She tripped and fell on my lap*!”

*Just keeping it clean there...


34 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:32 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Nervous Tick

He also claimed before this that he saved thousands by taking the ship so close to shore.

sounds like a psychopath.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:49 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy; NautiNurse

Wow, Rush has been talking about this... I thought he was joking! Rush said this captain should come to the U.S. and run as a democRAT over here... LOL.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 9:42:01 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Report: Captain claims he "tripped" into lifeboat

No! He stumbled into jail!!

37 posted on 01/18/2012 9:42:56 AM PST by ontap
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To: dfwgator
Neck brace.
 
~snort~
 
Good One!
 
 



38 posted on 01/18/2012 9:43:42 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Explorer89

What do they say?


39 posted on 01/18/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Was he drunk?


40 posted on 01/18/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Blogatron

Yes Blogatron: Kennedy-esque for sure.
He was with a “woman” at the time that the ship capsized. So he’s in trouble at home too right now. But then again, his wife was probably used to it.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 9:45:42 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

He and Plugs Biden must go to the same transplant guy.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 9:47:24 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Sacajaweau
Did you see the ship...He absolutely had a better window from the shore....

He wasn't on shore. He was floating around in a lifeboat avoiding responsibility. The absolute worst thing a Captain can do is abandon ship, especially when it is still loaded with passengers who were not given the evacuation procedures prior to the wreck. There is no way you can defend the actions of this Coward. As the ships Captain, the safety of the lives on his ship are his responsibility.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 9:47:47 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Explorer89

My translator says that the phrase literally is: I go on board, f***ing, however that means what the article says its says.
Obviously your take is different, just wondering what you are thinking.


44 posted on 01/18/2012 9:47:50 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: TSgt
Women, children, red Indians, spacemen and a sort of idealized version of complete Renaissance Men first.
45 posted on 01/18/2012 9:49:13 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Prepping for an interview with nobama administration. Cruise Ship Czar.

Hey, this makes as much sense as Chris Dodd jumping from Senate to Prez of Motion Picture Assn..


46 posted on 01/18/2012 9:49:13 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: Tijeras_Slim

47 posted on 01/18/2012 9:49:36 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I saw the route maps...He had the rip in the hull MILES before he hit the beach. Had he gone out to sea rather thn becah it, no doubt many more would have been lost and the thing would have quickly sunk.

The Titanic had 2200 passengers. 1500 died and it was upright.

Please take a look at the pictures.

48 posted on 01/18/2012 9:51:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Ah! a liar and a coward.

What a low life weasle.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 9:52:03 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

>> sounds like a psychopath.

Hey, Barky’s administration needs those too! Maybe DOJ would be a better fit than the press secretary’s office though...


50 posted on 01/18/2012 9:52:35 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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