Mike Curtiss (16 Jan 2012)
"Cruise Ship Sinking is a Caricature of the American Ship of State"

 
Dear Doves,

             This tale demonstrates what happens when leaders don't lead, or act in a responsible manner. Our domestic 'ship of State' has been holed and is quickly taking on water. We are it's only remaining crew to save our ship. You can't avoid paying attention and trying to save your family, friends and neighbors. Time is short, because the burden of sin is excessive. It weighs down everything around us. Hell awaits those who don't know the importance of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Prepare yourselves and loved ones. Tell Jesus you sincerely repent and place your trust in Him today. The sea surges, the tides are against us and there's uncharted rocks straight ahead of us.

                                                                                                     Agape,

                                                                                                               Mike Curtiss

Passenger claims captain was drinking in the bar on the night ship ran aground. Costa Concordia was at least four miles off course when it hit rocks off island of Giglio 'I saw captain drinking in the bar': Passengers accuse arrested officer of socialising before cruise crash and being among first to abandon ship Francesco Schettino and first mate Ciro Ambrosio face allegations of manslaughter and abandoning ship before other passengers.   




Detained: Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, was held last night along with his first mate over allegations of manslaughter and abandoning his ship
Detained: Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, was held last night along with his first mate over allegations of manslaughter and abandoning his ship

The captain of a cruise liner that ran aground with 4,000 passengers on board has been detained along with his first mate on allegations of manslaughter and abandoning his ship.
Francesco Schettino was at least four miles off course when the Costa Concordia struck rocks off the island of Giglio, Tuscany, despite Italy's well-mapped sea lanes.
One passenger has accused the captain of drinking in one of the ship's bars on the night the vessel ran aground, before taking control after the crash.
Monique Maurek, 41, from the Netherlands, told The Sunday Telegraph: 'What scandalised me most was when I saw the captain spending much of the evening before we hit the rocks drinking in the bar with a beautiful woman on his arm.
'Most people didn't even have any idea of what the evacuation warning sound would be.
'It was only because some of us had already been on a cruise that we recognised that seven blasts of the horn was a signal to abandon ship.'
Phil Metcalf, whose daughter Rose was one of the last people off the ship, said she had revealed the captain allegedly abandoned ship in the early stages of the evacuation, leaving his staff onboard.
He told BBC Breakfast: 'Since the captain had left there was nobody, so everybody was left to their own devices hence some of the chaos, so obviously the crew took it upon themselves and decided in the absence of the captain to organise and try and help people.'
Schettino told maritime investigators that charts showed he was in water deep enough to navigate and that he had struck an unidentified rocky outcrop of the island.
Once the 52-year-old realised the extent of the damage he immediately tried to change route and head for the safety of Giglio harbour.
But within minutes the vessel, owned by Costa Cruises, began to list dramatically reaching an angle of 20 degrees in just two hours.
Off course: Investigators said the cruise ship was four miles from the normal shipping lanes when it struck a rocky outcrop off Giglio, Tuscany
Off course: Investigators said the cruise ship was four miles from the normal shipping lanes when it struck a rocky outcrop off Giglio, Tuscany
The captain and his first office Ciro Ambrosio were detained last night at the police station in Porto Santo Stefano.
Prosecutors are investigating possible charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning the ship while passengers were still in danger.
Schettino was quoted by Italian news sources as saying: 'The area was safe, the water was deep enough. We struck a stretch of rock that was not marked on the charts.
'As far as I am concerned we were in perfectly navigable waters.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086881/Costa-Concordia-captain-Francesco-Schettino-officer-Ciro-Ambrosio-arrested.html#ixzz1jajTvVtq