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Every reason why the Costa Concordia failed: stars, Francesco Schettino, a curse and more

THE Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. Why did at least six people die (29 are missing)? The media wonders:

The Sail By

The captain of the vessel faces multiple manslaughter charges for what his own employers called an “inexplicable” decision to sail the 950ft ship close by the island of Giglio to salute former seamen…

Prosecutors believe the captain may have deliberately ordered the 1,500-cabin liner to sail close to the island of Giglio to sound a three-horn salute in what locals call an “inchino,” or reverent bow, to the inhabitants. Its decks illuminated, the Costa Concordia has previously sailed close to the picturesque island and sounded its foghorn in tribute.

The “showboating” was meant to be a treat for the passengers on the first night of their cruise, and a treat for the islanders too. – The Times

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Posted: 17th, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3)