coward captain of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner made headlines a couple of days ago after audio was released between himself and the coast guard in which he refused to go back to his sinking ship and at a hearing on Tuesday he gave a perfectly solid reason as to why he abandoned the vessel….he says he ‘tripped and fell’ into a lifeboat and should be credited wth saving thousands of lives.
Seriously..that’s what he said.
11 people died, 22 are still missing and Capt. Francesco Schettino is facing manslaughter charges and 12 years in prison for abandoning ship, yet he thought it was a bright idea to tell everyone he ‘tripped and fell” into a lifeboat.
“THE captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia says he did not abandon the sinking ship, but instead tripped and fell into a lifeboat while helping passengers escape.
Italian newspaper La Republica reported Francesco Schettino – vilified for leaving the ship without concern for his passengers and crew – told investigators he had not planned on leaving the ship as it began to pitch sideways after striking rocks just 150m from Giglio island on the Tuscany coast.“
“In an extraordinary claim, Mr Schettino argued he was responsible for “saving hundreds, if not thousands, of lives” by steering the crippled ship closer to shore after it struck rock.” [Herald Sun]
As for the audio exchange between the captain and the coast guard..you can read the transcript HERE where he flat out refuses to go back on board even after he is ordered to do so.
This guy hey. He’s definately the leader so far in the race for asshole of the year.