cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 538 times:
Oh, I think people still remember. Personally I think they'll throw the book at him. I don't know how I feel about him "getting what he deserves" - obviously a foolish, arrogant idiot but with no history of being a sailor, who the hell put him in this position in the first place? Italy is a seafaring nation, there must be loads of career seamen they could choose from. But instead they picked a company stooge. I bet some people who knew this guy probably said, "Schettino!" as soon as they heard of a shipwreck.
(A buddy of mine was an FO at BMI Regional about ten years ago, he said half their CAA-reported infractions were the work of one captain. Know what I mean?)
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