“The Local IT” blog, sent news out that the Concordia captain, Francesco Schettino, is now in legal fight to use his “Get out of Jail” free card. You jay recall that Schettino was behind the wheel of the massive ship when he ran it into the ground off the west cost of Italy. A small matter of 32 dead and a dead ship. He was also a wimp and got his butt off the ship while passengers foundered. He’s been called “Captain Coward.”
This was in 2012. He was found guilty of manslaughter and picked up 16 years in the pokey.
Many of the 3700 pax got an unplanned swim.
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As a bonus, regardless if he later gets a reduced sentence, he cannot Captain a ship for five years…..right. Like a line would actually hire him. Hey – he could be an UBER driver!
He’s trying to get the judgment overturned. It’s in the Italian appeal process now. He was found guilty of not paying attention and of dining with a “dancer” Domnica Cemortan. She later was one of those who got cash for “damages.”
He had the gall to claim that he had “fallen” into a lifeboat. LOL The ship listed for months until was it was declared a total loss and righted and then towed to Genoa. It was[ taken apart in the biggest salvage operation in maritime history.
The parent cruise line is Carnival and somebody paid a $1.10 million fine.
Always keep your life vest on!
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