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Old 01-17-2012, 7:07pm   #1
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Default And the Douchebag of the Year award goes to the Francesco Schettino!

Captian of the Costa Concordia

Or shall we say "Shit"tino?



This sack-of-shit overrides, bypasses, and disables all of his ship's safety protocols, software and hardware that is in place to keep his the ship from trying to sail through dry land...
And then kills his vessel and 11 people (last count) and jeopordized every soul on board by steering it up an over rocks, while attempting to do a close "sail-by" and wake the harbor to impress a buddy that lives on the island.

To top it off, he abandons the ship, and refuses repeaded orders to reboard and aid in the rescue. (that he's already FUBAR'd)

He has killed 11;
destroyed a modern ship worth millions,
and may have bankrupted a cruise line.

News article
Italian Cruise Captain Committed 'mortal Sin' By Disembarking Early, American Maritime Officers Union Official Says | Fox News

Transcript to transmission where he refuses to board
Transcript: Cruise Captain And Italian Coast Guard Official | Fox News

This asswipe needs frequent ass-rapeings from a herd of donkeys

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Old 01-17-2012, 7:34pm   #2
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His actions go well beyond any description that's fitting. Although, three quick ones I think are loser, dumbass, and mo-ron.
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Old 01-17-2012, 7:36pm   #3
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He ought to save his company and family trouble by offing himself.
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Major dickhead.
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Ultimately, the Italian justice system will give him a slap on the wrist.
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Old 01-17-2012, 7:39pm   #6
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What an asshole !
after reading that transcript !
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Old 01-17-2012, 7:39pm   #7
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He has certainly done a good job advancing Italian naval traditions.
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Old 01-17-2012, 7:45pm   #8
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Last I've heard he is being charged with manslaughter ..

What a dumass stunt, how did that dumshit get a captains license anyway.
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Is that a friggin boulder jammed into the hole in the side of the ship?
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Old 01-17-2012, 7:59pm   #10
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My vote for douchebag of the year goes to Obama. He has screwed way more people.
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Is that a friggin boulder jammed into the hole in the side of the ship?
Yep. That ship had to be full steam to rip that big-ass rock out of the ground.
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Old 01-17-2012, 8:10pm   #12
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Life, as he knows it, is over.

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At first I wondered if he was French... He ran so fast
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I deal with a lot of helicopters that are based on yachts. I have yet to hear anything good about a captain on a boat.
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I wonder how they are going to remove it I guess in sections.
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Old 01-17-2012, 8:49pm   #16
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Major dickhead.

I thought the guy was a captain. Perhaps this is an example of screw up and get promoted.
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I wonder how they are going to remove it I guess in sections.
I can't believe that that ship is a total loss. I would imagine that they would make sections of the ship watertight, then pump in compressed air and pump out the seawater. It would probably be a multi stage process, but eventually, it seems like that could right and float the ship. From there, tow it to drydock and effect repairs.

That's just a guess, though.
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It amazes me that people like this get and keep high ranking positions. It's like they just grabbed some schmoe off the street and said, "Here buddy. Will you 'drive' this ship for us."
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I can't believe that that ship is a total loss. I would imagine that they would make sections of the ship watertight, then pump in compressed air and pump out the seawater. It would probably be a multi stage process, but eventually, it seems like that could right and float the ship. From there, tow it to drydock and effect repairs.

That's just a guess, though.
It's not just patching the hull that would need to be repaired. All of the engines, generators and electrical components that were exposed to sea water would have to be replaced. Considering there are six diesel engines and generators, it may be too costly to repair/replace them as well as any other of the electronics.
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It's not just patching the hull that would need to be repaired. All of the engines, generators and electrical components that were exposed to sea water would have to be replaced. Considering there are six diesel engines and generators, it may be too costly to repair/replace them as well as any other of the electronics.
But it would make sense to patch it, float it and decomm it in a dry dock. Too much enviromental damage to occur if they scrap it there.
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