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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:00 AM

Costa Concordia captain says he "regrets nothing"

“Everybody believes that I was escaping from the sinking ship,” he said. However, Schettino recalled that he “tried to make an effort to make sure that I was the last one to leave the ship—from the sinking side."

He added that the blame should be shared with lower-ranking officers on the ship that night, who, he claims, handed control of the ship over to him minutes before running aground. He said, "I regret that I was trusting . I was trusting him before the accident, and also after the accident. And I have been living with these things inside me. I will never trust anyone anymore because this was a very deadly mistake."

Schettino also said he had no way of knowing how many people were still on board the ship when he got off: “People don't understand that the ship is 58 meters wide, so you don't have a chance to see who else is left on the other side. And in the moment the floor started to become steeper, you have no other option: To die, or to swim." He added, “So I regret nothing."


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/concordia-captain-no-regrets-181741643.html

How the heck did this idiot ever get to be a captain?

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Reply Costa Concordia captain says he "regrets nothing" (Original post)
davidn3600 Jan 2013 OP
Glassunion Jan 2013 #1
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #2
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #4
MADem Jan 2013 #3
Victor_c3 Jan 2013 #5
RZM Jan 2013 #6
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2013 #7

Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:05 AM

1. Simple

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:09 AM

2. "regrets nothing"

 

Probably DOES regret getting video taped running away from his sinking ship.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:26 AM

4. On the plus side ...

 

... there is at least ONE person in this world who is worse at their job than I.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:23 AM

3. What a nitwit....a sing along tune for the big bozo!

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:00 AM

5. He sounds like a POS to me

A good leader takes the blame for bad things accomplished under their command and passes on the credit for good things accomplished under their command to their subordinates. No decent leader passes the blame down to their subordinates. His attitude - as is apparent from those brief statements - clearly indicates that this guy never should have been in charge of anything other than getting the real Captain his coffee.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:37 AM

6. He lost me at 'the blame should be shared with lower-ranking officers'

 

You're the fucking captain. Act like it.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:21 AM

7. He regrets nothing? What a weasel.

You can't throw junior officers under the bus, or in this case, ship.

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