Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:00 AM
davidn3600 (3,830 posts)
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."
How the heck did this idiot ever get to be a captain?
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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:00 AM
Victor_c3 (1,412 posts)
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.