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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:05 AM

It's a translation but it's still odd. The lily is Giglio Island...




Grosseto - The minutes of questioning by officers "on the bridge" of the "Concordia" final document, if any were needed, that on the night of Friday, January 13 at least three truths can be acquired for definitive dates. First, the ship departed from Civitavecchia (as indeed the same said Schettino) knowing that they must "bow down" to the lily and the operation turned into a catastrophe in a command bridge reduced to domestic audience. Second, after the impact with granite island, there was no "brilliant maneuver" to get closer to the ground.



It's from La Repubblica but they're saying the link isn't working (and it's not) at Cruise Critics.




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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:34 AM

Mind boggling (the part in bold)

The fact that other crew and officers stayed on board to try to evacuate the passengers refuted the captain's claim that he could not oversee the operation from the vessel, Italian media quoted the judge as saying after she questioned him at length on Tuesday.

She said Schettino had made no "serious attempt" to get back on board his ship, "or even close to it", after leaving during the evacuation.
She also noted that once he had left the ship, he remained for hours on the rocks with crew members watching the rescue operation.


http://news.yahoo.com/italy-captain-denies...-033615238.html

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:58 AM

Very strange




Italian officials, who have given conflicting reports of the number of people still missing, said Sunday that confusion might have been caused by the presence of unregistered passengers.

“There could have been X persons whom we don’t know about, who were inside, who were clandestine” passengers, Franco Gabrielli, the national civil protection official in charge of the rescue effort, told reporters.

He said that relatives of a Hungarian woman who was not on the list of those missing said that she had telephoned them from aboard the...

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/23/1...death-toll.html

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE (Guest @ Jan 23 2012, 03:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mind boggling (the part in bold)

The fact that other crew and officers stayed on board to try to evacuate the passengers refuted the captain's claim that he could not oversee the operation from the vessel, Italian media quoted the judge as saying after she questioned him at length on Tuesday.

She said Schettino had made no "serious attempt" to get back on board his ship, "or even close to it", after leaving during the evacuation.
She also noted that once he had left the ship, he remained for hours on the rocks with crew members watching the rescue operation.


http://news.yahoo.com/italy-captain-denies...-033615238.html



hmmmm he acted like someone who thought there might have been something life threatening on that boat of his. Scarier than possible clandestine persons aboard.

Sounds like they need an Italian version of TSA to run their hands up every gunt and count every nose that boards those big cruisers.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE (Guest @ Jan 23 2012, 03:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mind boggling (the part in bold)

The fact that other crew and officers stayed on board to try to evacuate the passengers refuted the captain's claim that he could not oversee the operation from the vessel, Italian media quoted the judge as saying after she questioned him at length on Tuesday.

She said Schettino had made no "serious attempt" to get back on board his ship, "or even close to it", after leaving during the evacuation.
She also noted that once he had left the ship, he remained for hours on the rocks with crew members watching the rescue operation.


http://news.yahoo.com/italy-captain-denies...-033615238.html



Was he afraid of something on that boat? He was so off balanced by the whole episode that he slipped right off the deck into a lifeboat with other crew members... hahahahah that must have been funny as hell to watch them as they fled that scene!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

I think he was just being Captain Chickenshit on the shores of the Lily he was attempting to bow to.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

I've been thinking about this bow to the lily / bow down to the lily meme so I decided to look up the symbolism of the lily; however, when it comes to Giglio Island, the traditional lily symbolism is meaningless because of the following:



Do not forget that the name of Giglio (Lily) doesn't come from the name of the flower but form the latinization of the Greek word Capra (Goat) that is Aegilium: Island of the Goats (isola delle Capre) Source


Giglio means "lily" in Italian, and though the name would appear consistent with the insignia of Medici Florence, it derives from Aegilium, "Goat Island", a Latin transliteration of the Greek word for "little goat" (Aigưllion) Wikipedia



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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:20 PM


Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Capricorn by definition at the moment of winter solstice, or roughly at December 22, and leaves it around January 20.

The constellation is usually depicted as a goat with a fish's tail. One myth says that when the goat-god Pan was attacked by the monster Typhon, he dove into the Nile; the parts above the water remained a goat, but those under the water transformed into a fish.

Capricorn is sometimes depicted as a sea-goat, and sometimes as a terrestrial goat. The reasons for this are unknown, but the image of a sea-goat goes back at least to Babylonian times. Furthermore, the Sumerian god Enki's symbols included a goat and a fish, which later combined into a single beast, the goat Capricorn, recognized as the Zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capricorn_%28astrology%29

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Christ of the Abyss of Giglio Island

In April, 2009, a replicate statue in the Tyrrhenian Sea near Giglio Island, was found to be vandalised by a supposed yet unknown devil worshipper or "satanist", its arms having been cut-off at the elbows.1

The 'Christ of the Abyss', the replicate statue in the Tyrrhenian Sea near Giglio Island, was restored thanks to the intervention of the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

In August 19, 2009 The statue was relocated,to 25m deep,in the same place where you can find some time to Stella Maris and the Monument to the Fallen divers. In restoring it on the bottom of the 'Scole', a group of divers, among them also the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies , Gianfranco Fini, known diving enthusiasts. Had been the same purpose, in spring 2001, to place the statue blessed by Pope John Paul II in 2000, at the 'Jubilee of the divers'.

http://www.mahalo.com/christ-of-the-abyss/

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

From Punta Gabbianara, it is easier to piece together the sequence of events on Friday night. Looking south, beyond the port, there is a rock jutting out of the sea about 100 metres offshore. Beyond that, tossed by foam, is another, smaller rock. Together, they are known as Le Scole.

Local people say the two rocks are not alone. Following Italian tradition, the islanders have anchored two statues to the seabed near the smaller rock – one of the Madonna and the other of Jesus. "And also below the surface, there is a very sharp rock," said Antonio Blanco, gesturing with his hands to depict a tall column. "People who have dived there say the top of the rock is 13 metres below the surface."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/1...-scene-disaster



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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

Harbour master's log shows how the disaster unfolded


22.06 Carabinieri (police) at Prato contact the Harbour Master’s office. A woman has called to say her mother is on the Concordia and the dining room ceiling has fallen on her and the crew have ordered passengers to don life jackets.

22.14 Harbour Master contacts the Concordia asking if it is having problems. An officer replies that it’s only a blackout which has been going on for 20 minutes and which they will fix shortly. Harbour Master asks about passengers donning life jackets, but the officer insists it’s only a power cut.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...r-unfolded.html

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

I read that the cruise line is offering free cruises to those who survived.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

Free drive-by of Giglio included. trot.gif

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Guardian @ Jan 23 2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read that the cruise line is offering free cruises to those who survived.


Pretty safe, prolly only 5-10% will be willing to get back on a boat in the near to medium future.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (Guardian @ Jan 23 2012, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read that the cruise line is offering free cruises to those who survived.


Drudge Report says they're offering 30% off future cruises.

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No, seriously. That's it. 30% off future cruises.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...-survivors.html