"House Arrest" for Cowardly Captain who abandoned stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner ahead of passengers.
"What are you doing? Are you abandoning the rescue? Captain, this is an order, I am the one in charge now. You have declared abandoning ship. There are already bodies." - Coastguard officer's instructions to Francesco Schettino
Words fail to capture the magnitude of this disaster, caused by the actions of this idiot (above). The fact that the loss of life was so incredibly low - 29 deaths so far, eleven missing last count out of about 4200 has nothing to do with the actions of the Captain, who bolted like a rabbit at the first sign of trouble. In an earlier age, there would be no court case because he already would have paid for his dishonor with a single bullet to the brain, self-inflicted. - S.L.
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