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!”
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$$.
Shocked they didn’t have him wearing a neck brace.
This guy should move to the US and get a job in the White Hut.
He’s that good.
Carney does it better than Baghdad Bob did.
That was my first thought - the excuse “I tripped and my * fell in”...
wonder if I should ping Laz...
This guy is about to enter the “Hazlewood Ship Captain’s Hall of Fame”
Wow, didn’t know the Captain was a democrat.
Question: How many Captains does it take to steer the Costa Concordia?
Answer: One and a fifth.
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.
Jerry Sandusky: We were in the shower when I tripped and fell into his...
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!”
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...
He also claimed before this that he saved thousands by taking the ship so close to shore.
sounds like a psychopath.
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.
No! He stumbled into jail!!
What do they say?
Was he drunk?
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.
He and Plugs Biden must go to the same transplant guy.
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.
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.
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..
The Titanic had 2200 passengers. 1500 died and it was upright.
Please take a look at the pictures.
Ah! a liar and a coward.
What a low life weasle.
>> 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...
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