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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

I'd sue them within an inch of their lives for having that clown drive that boat.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

This is long but has a lot of photos I haven't seen elsewhere. It's a slideshow of the ship before and after:

http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow/d2197002k32...costa-concordia

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (Grump @ Jan 23 2012, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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



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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:20 AM

Francesco Schettino, the cruise ship captain accused of steering the Costa Concordia into rocks on the island of Giglio in a reckless bid to "salute" the island, has reportedly said he was ordered to carry out the manoeuvre by ship owner Costa Crociere.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/2...e-island-claims
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

If he really was ordered to do that, it would be very hard to prove

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:14 AM

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Francesco Schettino, the cruise ship captain accused of steering the Costa Concordia into rocks on the island of Giglio in a reckless bid to "salute" the island, has reportedly said he was ordered to carry out the manoeuvre by ship owner Costa Crociere.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/2...e-island-claims



Italian=mob=insurance=racket which will always consider human life to be very expendable. Except their own of course. His fleeing the scene to the taxi driver's house was a hint that he was a bit more than 'cowardly'.

Sounds like he fucked up a very serious insurance deal or something. That one site about the crimes and shit on cruise ships really was sickening to me. I've never wanted to do one but I will never do a cruise now.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

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Over the weekend, ferries to Giglio from the mainland were filled with tourists keen to see the marooned Costa Concordia. Some of them took picnics on to the rocks overlooking the vessel.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

Final Maneuvers of the Costa Concordia (according to AIS data)

ETA: Costa Concordia – The 3 Most Fatal Mistakes
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

Watery tomb, Seneca. Good thing you can't take food or drink out to the USS Arizona.

Yesterday I read about two other shipwrecks around Giglio. One was an Etruscan ship (once considered the oldest known shipwreck) and the other was Motorship Maria Stella which hit a mine and killed all but one on board (1947).

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

Italian Cruise Ship Rescuers Find 16th Body

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

Rich Russians 'bribed their way onto Costa Concordia's lifeboats by stuffing wads of cash into crew members pockets'

* Search efforts continuing but officials say it will be a 'miracle' if anyone is found alive
* Hero hairdresser Giovanni Di Mauro, 35, was last to leave after helping evacuation for seven hours
* Names of confirmed dead and missing revealed in list


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1kbIzTiR4


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:55 AM

ROME -- Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers euro11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/26/2609...l#storylink=cpy

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Seven-night cruise through France, Italy, and Spain on the Costa Concordia, only $749!
Embarrassment as American Express promotes trip on doomed liner


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Last updated at 5:05 PM on 28th January 2012


This one slipped through the cracks.

An American Express mailer was recently sent out advertising a seven-night cruise touring Italy, France, and Spain for the tantalising price of $749.
The only problem was the ship to which American Express referred was the stricken Costa Concordia, which is currently half-submerged off the coast of Italy.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1km6onvAQ


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (Guardian @ Jan 28 2012, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seven-night cruise through France, Italy, and Spain on the Costa Concordia, only $749!
Embarrassment as American Express promotes trip on doomed liner


By Beth Stebner
Last updated at 5:05 PM on 28th January 2012


This one slipped through the cracks.

An American Express mailer was recently sent out advertising a seven-night cruise touring Italy, France, and Spain for the tantalising price of $749.
The only problem was the ship to which American Express referred was the stricken Costa Concordia, which is currently half-submerged off the coast of Italy.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1km6onvAQ


Not including Airfair, for a really crappy room?*

That's actually a great deal.

Well, except the ship is now laying on it's side in the Med.






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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

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Squeeze wanted a Cruise ship for PWR to form it's own nation.

I bet he could get this one cheap.........
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