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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Another Night to Remember– a Vanity Fair feature article

Vanity Fair’s feature on the Costa Concordia is a must read. In chronological order, it encompasses all parties involved: survivors, crew (esp. the captain), Italian Coast Guard and divers, the heroic mayor of Giglio, the townspeople, etc. with great detail. … Continue reading

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Fact or legend: the captain must be the last onboard a doomed ship

This article reveals what has been established in literature and in real life.  Worth the read  in light of the Costa Concordia tragedy. http://my.earthlink.net/article/int?guid=20120119%2F0380b49d-5517-4c5e-85ba-0e6e16811c5a As an Andrea Doria  author and survivor, I can attest,  through in-depth research  that Capt. Calamai … Continue reading

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A coward and a hero: audio between Captain Schettino and Coast Guard Officer

You have to hear this! A will soon exchange between a cowardly captain and a furious Coast Guard Officer: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/transcripts-of-calls-to-cruise-ship-captain-published-by-italian-media/ Transcripts of Calls to Cruise Ship Captain Published by Italian Media thelede.blogs.nytimes.com Transcripts of conversations published in the Italian media revealed … Continue reading

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