Skip to comments.Report: Captain claims he "tripped" into lifeboat
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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Sounds like he’s been talking to a lawyer.
And every time he swam back out to the ship, evil penguins forced him back to shore.
Tripped? Sounds like he has a good case to sue the cruise line.
Oh, he was “Tripping” alright.
Come to the US, Captain. You can work for the President’s press secretary.
Well that certainly settles that.
I hope all the folks that were bashing the guy feel bad now.
Wish I could figure out how to buy these Tshirts.
The captian has hired Baghdad Bob as his PR 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.
v. tripped, trip·ping, trips
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Those shirts don’t say what the headline says they say....
I did not have relations with that life boat.
not once did I.
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.
Sounds like a Kennedy
As the Coast Guard captain said: “Vada a bordo, cazzo!”
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