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This week brought an endgame of sorts to a duo of needless, long drawn out, totally depressing events in the maritime community. And, worse still, one of these resulted in the irreplacable loss of thirty two innocent people. 658 more words

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Fear and Loathing

Cowards die many times before their deaths / The valiant never taste of death but once – Shakespeare

Spare a thought, if you can, for Captain Francesco Schettino, master of the ill-fated Italian cruise ship… 645 more words


Captain Coward - Francesco Schettino - sentenced to 16 years in prison for manslaughter in Costa Concordia tragedy

BBC: The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Captain Francesco Schettino was at the helm when the ship hit rocks and sank in 2012, killing 32 people. 27 more words


Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — A court convicted the Costa Concordia’s commander of the manslaughter deaths of 32 people in the cruise liner’s capsizing off the Italian coast and sentenced him Wednesday to some 16 years in prison, blaming him for causing the 2012 shipwreck and for doing what sea captains should never do — abandoning ship while passengers and crew were still aboard. 775 more words


Calgary’s Costa Concordia survivor says she can’t forgive captain

CALGARY – The captain held responsible for sinking a cruise ship that killed 32 people near Italy three years ago was sentenced to 16 years behind bars… 287 more words


Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced To 16 Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship will be spending 16 years in an Italian prison.

Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew members. 55 more words


Costa Concordia captain convicted in deadly shipwreck; sentenced to 16 years in prison

GROSSETO, Italy (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia is guilty of manslaughter and other charges related to the ship’s fatal wreck in January 2012 off the Italian coast, a judge announced Wednesday night, capping a tumultuous 19-month trial and providing a little more closure for dozens of grieving families. 915 more words