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Forum: Costa January 18th, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Mike M
I thought I had been paying attention but this is...

I thought I had been paying attention but this is the first I've heard of an off duty Captain (Bosio) on board who took over the evacuation and gave the abandon ship order. He also did what he was...
Forum: Costa January 16th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
In the link in my post above,about the press...

In the link in my post above,about the press conference, I was surprised with his body language. His eye contact was minimal, and, the finger business annoyed me. I think he could have been...
Forum: Costa January 16th, 2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 290
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Posted By Mike M
Mike.. I think it's a near miracle that so many...

Mike.. I think it's a near miracle that so many got off, confusion over muster drills, ship at a crazy angle, multi languages....

Yes it is but as I said it would have been much worse if a lot of...
Forum: Costa January 16th, 2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
I just heard that a local couple from the...

I just heard that a local couple from the Minneapolis area (White Bear Lake) are the two missing Americans.

My heart goes out to their family and to all those who were impacted by this tragedy....
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
Mike M: Look at the pictures. The ship is...

Mike M:

Look at the pictures. The ship is lying on her STARBOARD side. Not the PORT.

PapaBear

Papa,

I'm not sure what you are referring to. Could you eleborate?
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
We don't know the circumstances, he should have...

We don't know the circumstances, he should have stayed on the ship but someone went ashore to supervise, it may have been a considered decision among the senior staff who stayed on the ship. Not...
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
I spoke online with Nancy from Cruise Planners...

I spoke online with Nancy from Cruise Planners and so far she hasn't had any cancellations because of the Concordia. That may change next week. It wasn't until later in the day, on Saturday, that...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
Yes: It is an odd situation and there are many...

Yes: It is an odd situation and there are many questions that need to be answered. My biggest question is: "Why did they turn to port and towards the island?"

It had to be human or mechanical...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
All those storage bins, that look like benches,...

All those storage bins, that look like benches, you see all along the Promenade deck are filled with life jackets. There are also life rafts in the things that look like white buoys.

One thing...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more...

Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more serious one.

The ship was 4 nm off course and was making a bee-line for the harbour until the rocks got in the way. Sounds like they had a problem with...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
I was thinking that there couldn't have been a...

I was thinking that there couldn't have been a worse ship to have this happen to than a Costa ship. With the multitude of nationalities on board and the number of languages being spoken it just...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
where is the link of the ships path? ...

where is the link of the ships path?

SeaNews Turkey - Costa Concordia: A major navigational error, or what?...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
I just saw on CNN that the Captain has been...

I just saw on CNN that the Captain has been arrested for manslaughter and abandoning ship. He left before all of the passengers were off the ship and accounted for. Supposedly he was going to...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
I was up until 5:00 a.m. Central Time keeping up...

I was up until 5:00 a.m. Central Time keeping up with this. I've now awoke and see that not too much more news has broken.

My theory, and it's only theory, is that they did have an electrical...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
From the Giglio News website. It looks like she...

From the Giglio News website. It looks like she is now on her side on the sandbar. Not good for Costa or the cruise industry. This is the sister ship to the Carnival Splendor and not some Greek or...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
Also the list to port, even at 20 degrees, would...

Also the list to port, even at 20 degrees, would be much worse inside the ship than it looks from the outside. Walking from port to starboard would be very difficult and walking from from stern to...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
Paul, I can easily understand people...

Paul,

I can easily understand people jumping overboard. People panic and do irrational things. If they think that the ship is sinking they will jump. It's the wrong thing to do but I've seen...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 21,631
Posted By Mike M
CBS reported the gash is 50 meters (165 ft) in...

CBS reported the gash is 50 meters (165 ft) in length. That isn't good. It will be interesting to find out how this happened. My thoughts go out to the passengers and families of those who died...
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