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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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...
This is good. I can think of lot’s of uses for that excuse. I “tripped” into bed with that other woman. I “tripped” into the entire bottle of Jack Daniels. etc....
After one too many cocktails?
This is a lost cause even more amusing than what one hears from Lost Causers...
Not yet determined but according to the U.K Daily Mail:
One passenger has accused the captain of drinking in one of the ship's bars on the night the vessel ran aground, before taking control after the crash. Monique Maurek, 41, from the Netherlands, said: 'What scandalised me most was when I saw the captain spending much of the evening before we hit the rocks drinking in the bar with a beautiful woman on his arm.
The dog ate my homework ...
So I told them, Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off. Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!ML/NJ
His part will be played by sean penn; the assistant captain by alec baldwin, the physical activities director by michael moore, the social director by jane fonda, the purser by ed asner, the bartender by al franken, and the first steward of the lifeboats by tim robbins. The owner of the cruise line will be played by - who else - the stain himself!
The entire passenger group will be made up of extras; these to be drawn from the republican voting rolls in the state of california. If there are not a sufficient number, then the movie will tap the states of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona to come up with enough extras.
The captain will receive $350,000,000 paid by mr. g. soros and the film's director sidney lumet (yes, he's dead, but that little fact never stopped a lib before!).
LMAO - this guy should write speeches for the democrats!
Great minds think alike. When I read this story, my first thought was: how very 'Clintonian' of him.
He was tripping? That would explain a lot.