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Old 10-03-2012, 10:25 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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hmm, turns out the crew were heroes...go figure

Costa Concordia wins 'Seafarer of the Year' award

"The 'Seafarer of the Year' award recognises the competence, heroism and professionalism displayed by the sailors every day," the ship's operator Costa Cruises said in a statement.

meanwhile, the Italian businesses that were effected by the ship's grounding have deemed that Miami based Carnival Corp was as good a place as any to sue for damages seeing that Captain Coward is still awaiting manslaughter charges...

Florida judge dismisses Costa Concordia lawsuit

lastly, it appears a British salvage company has just received a 500 million (euro?) contract to begin the year-long process of re-floating the Costa ship.

Dalby plays key role in helping to raise stricken cruise ship - Business News - Yorkshire Post
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:18 PM
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I think I read that the captain is up before some tribunal which will determine if he will face charges for the deaths and for deserting his ship.

That may have been from the BBC or Guardian or Economist.

A key question is how much of the blame should Schettino bear alone and how much responsibility for the disaster lies with his crew and employer, Costa Crociere, a division of the Miami-based Carnival Corp.

Costa Concordia captain faces victims at hearing | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com

Schettino had diverted the ship before in such a manner. It had to be in the ship's log. The companies that employ him, therefore, knew he was doing this.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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I believe that SOME of the crew were heroes, but the captain certainly wasn't.
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