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Costa Concordia's Captain In Jail For Disobeying Orders And Abandoning Ship

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We continue to be disturbed by this story.

On Saturday, we were sad to report that a cruise ship carrying 4,000+ people ran aground off the coast of Italy. Following the evacuation, we heard that at least 50 people hadn't been accounted for, and that 3 people had been confirmed dead.

We had also heard that some passengers were accusing the crew of failing to give them instructions on how to evacuate the ship.

Then yesterday, we learned that the previously halted search had resumed AND we were hearing that "human error" was being cited as the cause for the tragic event.

Now, new details have been released about the "human error," and it appears that the Captain Francesco Schettino abandoned ship, even though an Italian Coast Guard official ordered him "at least 10 times" to stay on board.

The remiss captain is currently being held in jail and he faces charges including "manslaughter, shipwreck, and abandoning a ship when passengers were still on board."

The death toll has officially reached 11 people. So far.

Our thoughts continue to go out to the loved ones of the victims of this tragic event. Stay strong.

[Image via Guardia Costiera.]

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8 comments to “Costa Concordia's Captain In Jail For Disobeying Orders And Abandoning Ship”



  1. 1

    Luckily, most of us have not ever been in a true life and death situation.
    I don't think I would be very brave either, just like the Captain and crew that fled the ship.
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    This accident only goes to show the true bravery and courage of the NYC firemen and police officers to enter Twin Towers on 9/11 and the many military, paramedics and rescue personmel, who put their lives on the line every day for people they do not even know.
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    Thank you seems so small for the brave actions they display every day.



  2. 2

    This was all reported the day the event occurred…



  3. 3

    That Captain is a coward. A Captain should always be the last to leave a sinking ship. The people on board are his responsibility. I hope he goes to jail for at least a decade.



  4. 4

    He was wrong to abandon the ship when he was the captain and was supposed to be in control of the boat. It was his fault it happened and he didn't care to even see if everyone got out safely. Sully Sullenberger is a true captain. We need more people like him over large scale transportation systems.



  5. 5

    I'm glad he's in jail. Pity that this asshole mentality was only about his own safety and to hell with everyone else. My prayers to the families that lost their loved one.



  6. 6

    Prayers to the victims. The Captain deserves to be in jail!



  7. 7

    I hope that captain goes to jail for quite a while. What a dumb shit.



  8. 8

    Re: luvs2hustle – The captain is supposed to go down with the ship. Give you empty head a shake.