The Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The One Fact No One Else Is Giving You.
Posted: January 17, 2012 Filed under: Foolishness | Tags: coast guard transcript link, Costa Concordia, Costa Cruises, Cruise ship, current events, Francesco Schettino, italian coast guard transcript, news, postaweek2012, roller skate, what does Schettion mean
Costa Concordia, upright (Image via Wikipedia)
I am an inquisitive person. I see things. I think about them. I ask questions. Things like the Costa Concordia disaster in Italy raise questions in my mind, and I am certain they do in yours.
- How does a modern ship like that get off course?
- Why would you wait to tell the passengers things aren’t going well?
- I always heard the captain goes down with his ship. Why was Captain Francesco Schettino on one of the first lifeboats?
- Do the rocks the ship hit feel a little guilty, even though this wasn’t their fault?
There are any number of websites you can visit for answers to those and other questions. There are even transcripts of the radio conversation between Captain Schettino (safe in his lifeboat) and the Italian Coast Guard as the captain sailed away from his sinking ship and its frightened passengers.
But you don’t come here for things you can get elsewhere, do you? You want something CNN and all the other news outlets will not tell you. I am not going to let you down.
Here is the one fact that no one else covering this story is going to tell you:
Ahoy, Captain (Image via Wikipedia)
In Italian, Schettino means roller skate.
I don’t know what you can do with that, but you’re welcome.