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(Huffington Post)   Crew of the Costa Concordia has been given the Seafarer of the Year award, barely edging out both Joseph Hazelwood and the foreman of the Deepwater Horizon   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2012-10-01 12:24:08 PM  
Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.
 
2012-10-01 12:31:07 PM  
greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.

It was rather hilarious to listen to the Italian Coast Guard cussing the captain telling him he needed to go back to his ship on the radio
 
2012-10-01 12:33:59 PM  
Was the ceremony held in shark infested waters and involve a plank?
 
2012-10-01 12:34:11 PM  
Shall we tip our glasses in honor?
 
2012-10-01 12:36:43 PM  
The crew of the Costa Concordia, which struck the island Italian island of Giglio on January 13 and capsized, have been collectively awarded the "Seafarer of the Year" award by Lloyd's List, a maritime publication.

I guess Huffingtonpost uses volunteer journalist from the Les Nesman's School of Journalism Goodness.
 
2012-10-01 12:36:58 PM  

Oldiron_79: greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.

It was rather hilarious to listen to the Italian Coast Guard cussing the captain telling him he needed to go back to his ship on the radio


Off to google for this am I....
 
2012-10-01 12:37:04 PM  
I didn't know that anyone drove a boat while sober.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:45 PM  

greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.


Actually, it's more of a guideline than a rule...
 
2012-10-01 12:38:53 PM  
I also understand that the navigator was given the Douglas Corrigan Award.

Look it up...
 
2012-10-01 12:39:12 PM  
www.truthdig.com
 
2012-10-01 12:45:06 PM  

greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.


Article: "In a statement released on Thursday, Lloyd's editors explained that the award -- which is not being shared with the ship's captain, who is currently awaiting trial -- was intended as a tribute to the crew's courage in the wake of the collision."

www.lrgiles.com
 
2012-10-01 12:45:41 PM  
Done in one.
 
2012-10-01 12:46:25 PM  
The CAPTAIN was a f*ckup and deserves prison time.

The CREW did a good job.

Try again, subby.
 
2012-10-01 12:48:48 PM  
Wait. Is this the same crew that told passengers it was only and electrical problem and directed them to stay in their cabins while the boat was staring to list? This the exact reason many of the deaths occurred.
 
2012-10-01 12:52:54 PM  
Is it just me or does it seem like most fark-ups like this have gotten some achievement award or notoriety?

/or just my schadenfreud working overtime?
 
2012-10-01 12:55:21 PM  

findthefish: Wait. Is this the same crew that told passengers it was only and electrical problem and directed them to stay in their cabins while the boat was staring to list? This the exact reason many of the deaths occurred.


Maybe they were followed orders from the captain? Or maybe the protocol in the emergency is to ask everyone to return to their cabin until the evacuation decision has been made?
 
2012-10-01 12:59:56 PM  
The death toll, while tragic, is small compared to the potential carnage: 4,229 people were aboard during the crisis.

Wading ashore from 50 yards out, in the warm Mediterranean waters, must have been a harrowing experience.
 
2012-10-01 01:02:55 PM  
What's the status of the boat?
 
2012-10-01 01:05:23 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The death toll, while tragic, is small compared to the potential carnage: 4,229 people were aboard during the crisis.

Wading ashore from 50 yards out, in the warm Mediterranean waters, must have been a harrowing experience.


Because it's so easy to wade ashore when you're trapped in a cabin filling with water in a boat listing heavily to one side.
 
2012-10-01 01:06:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wading ashore from 50 yards out, in the warm Mediterranean waters, must have been a harrowing experience.


It was cold, and they were wading through the rocks of the shoreline. Also, cruise lines aren't populated by the fittest, youngest or least-confused people on earth.
 
2012-10-01 01:16:25 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: What's the status of the boat?


As an investment, it's still underwater
 
2012-10-01 01:31:17 PM  
It's no stranger than a recent Nobel Peace Prize recipiant.
 
2012-10-01 01:42:42 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: What's the status of the boat?


It's being refloated

It might be cheaper to cut her apart, but it's environmentally better and better for the scuba tourism there to refloat it and tow it away, where it will most likely be scrapped.

cdn1.spiegel.de 

Link
 
2012-10-01 01:49:04 PM  

beer4breakfast: [www.truthdig.com image 300x235]


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Let's not forget L Paul.
 
2012-10-01 02:16:41 PM  

Gyrfalcon: The CAPTAIN was a f*ckup and deserves prison time.

The CREW did a good job.

Try again, subby.


Wrong. Do some research before you make statements like that.
Passengers said they were basically on their own.
The crew was telling them to GO BACK TO THEIR CABINS.
People died because of that sh*t.
 
2012-10-01 02:17:40 PM  
As opposed to the Seaman of the Year trophy, which is awarded at the AVN convention in Las Vegas.
 
2012-10-01 02:26:25 PM  

Oldiron_79: greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.

It was rather hilarious to listen to the Italian Coast Guard cussing the captain telling him he needed to go back to his ship on the radio


Not to mention him clearly bullshiatting about "I'm coordinating the rescue effort from this lifeboat".

He could be correct about not being able to get back on. I'm not sure how you would. There probably wouldn't be any ladder or anything to scale. Once it lists far enough to bring the deck within reach you could just grab on, but you'd have to be a skilled gymnast to go anywhere. Of course that's the problem the trapped passengers are in, too.
 
2012-10-01 02:36:13 PM  

Walker: Gyrfalcon: The CAPTAIN was a f*ckup and deserves prison time.

The CREW did a good job.

Try again, subby.

Wrong. Do some research before you make statements like that.
Passengers said they were basically on their own.
The crew was telling them to GO BACK TO THEIR CABINS.
People died because of that sh*t.


i336.photobucket.com

The only medal I'd give would be if I heard a crew member shook El Capitan by the shoulders, slapped him, and commanded "GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN!" If there's a line of people waiting to do that, medals all around.
But, AFAIK, no such person exists.

Basically these were all the grade of fast-food workers, there was no naval culture that I could see, merely trained in hotel guest courtesy and given a uniform to make them look authoritative. When the shiat hit the fan they all bluescreened and ran. That's a management issue.
 
2012-10-01 02:43:44 PM  

Oldiron_79: greentea1985: Most of the crew abandoned the passengers. Maybe a few members were worthy of recognition, but not the captain and most of the officers.

It was rather hilarious to listen to the Italian Coast Guard cussing the captain telling him he needed to go back to his ship on the radio


I LOL'd when the captain said 'I fell overboard and landed in a life boat'.
 
2012-10-01 02:50:26 PM  
i44.photobucket.com

Sir, this is a LEISURE cruise. Our path was set by the travel agency.

That's for schoolgirls! Now here's a route with some chest hair.

But that course leads directly through a field of well-charted obstacles- rocks!

Yes, rocks! The comets of the sea! By jack-knifing from one to the next at breakneck speed we might just get some kind of gravity boost ... or something.
....It's time to shove a jalapeño up this ship's tailpipe. Divert power from the shields, full speed ahead!
 
2012-10-01 08:22:41 PM  
Hey, Hitler was man of the year.
 
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