Quote: Interconnectedness

If we also lived by this philosophy, there would be no wars, daily strife, and generalized hatred. “Seeing beauty is about broadening our ability to recognize the interconnectedness of all manifestations of life and delighting in how the smells and … Continue reading

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Interview With Andrea Doria Survivor Klaus Dorneich Offers A First-Hand Account and Reflections

THE LOSTLINER INTERVIEW 2012 Last year the German publishing house „Time Bridge“ (www.zeitbruecke.com) has produced a THREE-CD-AUDIO-BOOK for his series “Wissen” (knowledge) under the title “The Titanic and other Lostliners”. About the fate of 7 famous passenger steamers that were … Continue reading

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Andrea Doria survivor Mike Stoller to write film score for movie on the sea tragedy

On July 25th, 1956 the Italian ship Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm in the Coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The captain who carried out the greatest sea rescue in peacetime history, Captain Piero Calamai, has often been accused for the … Continue reading

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Italian Court Needs to Demonstrate a Need for Sea Ethics!

Appalling, yet not surprising for Italy’s justice system.  It took the courts two a half years to impose 16 years of prison to Captain Schettino of the  infamous Costa Concordia.  Although it may seem a lot of years, he won’t … Continue reading

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And the trial of Captain Cowardice continues: Costa Concordia passengers testify

http://digitaljournal.com/news/world/costa-concordia-chaos-survivors-testify-at-schettino-trial/article/383931

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Will disbanding the S. Korean Coast Guard secure more safety on our seas?

The South Korean president believes it will. I’m not sure “disbanding” is what’s appropriate. Punishing the CG members who saved only the captain and crew, ignoring please from the students, would be most appropriate. Of course, a better trained CG … Continue reading

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The Kon Tiki: Beating the impossible odds of survival at sea!

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0428.html#article

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S. Korea’s ferry boat tragedy is only one of many other tragedies!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/world/asia/as-ferry-toll-rises-hand-wringing-over-tendency-to-overlook-safety-in-south-korea.html?emc=edit_th_20140423&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=53456140&_r=0

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Sea Captains in history: what is the rule of the sea?

Informative article about courageous and cowardly captains: http://www.npr.org/2014/04/18/304541866/captains-uncourageous-abandoning-ship-long-seen-as-a-crime

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Excerpt: I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950s

The eastbound ship was approaching quickly. The officers realized that this was a fast-moving ship and traveling in an unassigned lane. Officer Giannini felt to make sure that his gold crucifix pendant was in place. He noticed that his palms … Continue reading

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