CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums

CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums (
-   Costa (
-   -   Excellent report on Costa last night on CBC (

felix_the_cat February 4th, 2012 10:58 AM

Excellent report on Costa last night on CBC
I know it wasn't available to our American neighbours, but last night CBC did an excellent report of the Costa sinking. They interviewed Canadian and American passengers as well as the doctor who did remain onboard and the deputy mayor who went on board to help.

Based on the interviews with the doctor and deputy mayor, I don't know how that master (ex-master) can look himself in the eye when he passes a mirror.

kandajones February 4th, 2012 11:25 AM

We've had a couple of excellent 'quality' reports this past week, one that concentrated on a few of the passengers and the experences of the dance troupe, the other with the deputy mayor, who made his way to the bridge in search of anyone in command & only found a junior who was apparently doing a wonderful job of trying to control/organise things, but was having a losing battle.
They deputy mayor & doctor were helping passengers whereever they could, and the interview with the deputy mayor showed that he nearly slipped which could have easily seen him amongst the 'lost souls'.

Both programs were very subjective and so much better than the initial 'hype' stirred up by some of the press.

if you do get a screening of the second programme, I can whole heartedly reccomend watching it.


sidari February 4th, 2012 01:19 PM

Alan ... What was the name of the 2nd programme? do you recall which channel it was shown on ?

kandajones February 4th, 2012 03:22 PM

Hi Sidari, it was on Channel 4 last Tuesday, and called "Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia"

With a title like that we gave the program little chance of being any good, but as there was nothing else on we gave it a try.

In case it's not shown again, or anyone else it interested, it is on the Channel 4 video archive at Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia - 4oD - Channel 4


sidari February 5th, 2012 08:05 AM

Alan i saw that one and have watched it again having recorded it, i saw a video on youtube called ABC 20/20 which is worth watching if you can find it ... a woman passengers says that the captain had someone come whisper in his ear and they went off from the dining room quite fast ... she appears to say that it was after the ship hit the rock!! with the rest of her comment.

sidari February 5th, 2012 09:17 AM

Alan .. found the ABC 20/20 video for you.

Inside the Costa Concordia Disaster - YouTube

kandajones February 5th, 2012 09:30 AM

Many thanks for the link Sidari, I will try & get a look at it later.


sidari February 5th, 2012 10:04 AM

Alan ... No problems.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1