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(LA Times)   Captain of the Costa Concordia shows he has some pretty big buoys as he sues for wrongful termination   (latimes.com) divider line 33
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2012-10-13 06:49:35 PM
So what DO you have to do to get "rightfully" fired as a cruise ship captain?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-13 07:11:43 PM
Here's my speculation. He doesn't have a chance of winning the case. He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him. That testimony prepares him for the criminal trial, where witnesses will have to testify consistently.
 
2012-10-13 08:38:57 PM

ZAZ: He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him


Except his employer might have to do little more than say "He was picked up in a lifeboat before all other passengers had been rescued from the ship".
 
2012-10-13 08:45:54 PM
In other news, James Holmes wants a refund because he didn't get to see all of the Dark Knight Rises.
 
2012-10-13 08:59:37 PM

Triumph: In other news, James Holmes wants a refund because he didn't get to see all of the Dark Knight Rises.


Win.
 
2012-10-13 08:59:44 PM

WhyteRaven74: ZAZ: He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him

Except his employer might have to do little more than say "He was picked up in a lifeboat before all other passengers had been rescued from the ship".


Is that a set in stone rule of the sea or a law?
 
2012-10-13 08:59:45 PM
Wreck one ship....
 
2012-10-13 09:01:14 PM
If the captain has such a big head it makes me wonder about his cap size.
 
2012-10-13 09:02:00 PM
SInk one ship and you're fired, sink 30 ships in a typhoon and you're a hero.
 
2012-10-13 09:05:22 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: WhyteRaven74: ZAZ: He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him

Except his employer might have to do little more than say "He was picked up in a lifeboat before all other passengers had been rescued from the ship".

Is that a set in stone rule of the sea or a law?


Whether it's a law or not, the coast guard arrived and assumed command of the situation, he then refused their orders to get the fark back on his ship to assist with the rescue.

Couple that with all of the other shiat that happened that night, departing from the authorized route, possibly drinking, and so on.......he's well and truly farked.
 
2012-10-13 09:09:38 PM
Makes as much sense as a serial killer filing a defamation suit against the family members of his victims.
 
2012-10-13 09:11:05 PM
That seems a little like murdering your parents and then asking for mercy because you're an orphan.
 
2012-10-13 09:11:09 PM

WhyteRaven74: ZAZ: He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him

Except his employer might have to do little more than say "He was picked up in a lifeboat before all other passengers had been rescued from the ship".


I was thinking more of "deliberately went off-course".
 
2012-10-13 09:18:20 PM

WhyteRaven74: Except his employer might have to do little more than say "He was picked up in a lifeboat before all other passengers had been rescued from the ship".


Whether that is enough for a win or not...they aren't going to stick with that one line and provide no other evidence.
 
2012-10-13 09:23:31 PM
Bone For Tuna Captain Craptacular!
 
2012-10-13 09:34:26 PM

ZAZ: Here's my speculation. He doesn't have a chance of winning the case. He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him. That testimony prepares him for the criminal trial, where witnesses will have to testify consistently.




I am not sure on Italian law, but in most jurisdictions civil trials are held in abeyance till after any criminal proceedings to prevent jury contamination.
 
2012-10-13 09:34:31 PM
 
2012-10-13 09:37:48 PM
Would someone please make this dip sh_t walk the plank? I'd pay to see sharks eat him.
 
2012-10-13 09:41:38 PM

buckler: Obligatory recording of the pissed-off Coast Guard Commander ordering the Captain back to his ship.


Awesome... I hadn't heard that before.

Reminded me of my grandfather...
 
2012-10-13 09:44:42 PM
Cruise line company should withdraw the lawsuit, rehire the captain and immediately put him in command of the SS Minnow.

www.canadacool.com
 
2012-10-13 10:10:04 PM
"We'll just set a new course for that empty region over there, near that blackish, holeish thing"

Wonder if he regards Zapp Brannigan as a role model?
 
2012-10-13 11:07:13 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: buckler: Obligatory recording of the pissed-off Coast Guard Commander ordering the Captain back to his ship.

Awesome... I hadn't heard that before.

Reminded me of my grandfather...


...who went quietly in his sleep?
 
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2012-10-13 11:37:18 PM
Yeah he's just protecting his criminal trial here. If he lays down and takes the firing, he's basically admitting guilt (to the prosecution, and, well, the rest of the world).

Not defending him at all, just saying I understand WHY he's doing it. Not a bad call on his part, assuming he attempts to fight the criminal charges.

He'll lose both, of course, and rightfully, but he's doing the right thing according to his playbook.
 
2012-10-14 01:12:12 AM

ZAZ: Here's my speculation. He doesn't have a chance of winning the case. He wants a trial so he can hear the testimony against him. That testimony prepares him for the criminal trial, where witnesses will have to testify consistently.


Good call. Hopefully someone involved can maneuver such that the criminal trial proceeds ahead of the civil.
 
2012-10-14 01:44:39 AM

nytmare: Pray 4 Mojo: buckler: Obligatory recording of the pissed-off Coast Guard Commander ordering the Captain back to his ship.

Awesome... I hadn't heard that before.

Reminded me of my grandfather...

...who went quietly in his sleep?


Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
 
2012-10-14 06:20:55 AM
Well, he might have a chance, if there's nothing in the company handbook that specifically prohibits taking your ship out of the authorized lane, running it hard aground, abandoning the ship with out giving proper orders, refusing to return to the ship when directed by the proper authorities, and watching a $570million investment you were placed in command of by NCL sink. Because you know the union will be all over it if it's not in the handbook.
 
2012-10-14 08:49:47 AM

LonMead: Well, he might have a chance, if there's nothing in the company handbook that specifically prohibits taking your ship out of the authorized lane, running it hard aground, abandoning the ship with out giving proper orders, refusing to return to the ship when directed by the proper authorities, and watching a $570million investment you were placed in command of by CCL sink. Because you know the union will be all over it if it's not in the handbook.


FTFY. Carnival cruiselines owns Costa, not Norwegian.
 
2012-10-14 09:21:00 AM

fusillade762: So what DO you have to do to get "rightfully" fired as a cruise ship captain?


It may involve cabin boys and gear oil and the poop deck.
 
2012-10-14 09:21:49 AM

Triumph: In other news, James Holmes wants a refund because he didn't get to see all of the Dark Knight Rises.


In related news, poor Lizzie Borden is an orphan.
 
2012-10-14 09:40:22 AM
They're going to build a nice, custom pan to fry his ass in... and they'll put his fats in a jar on the shelf.

What a piece of shiat human being. I still cant get over that incident. He basically tried to murder people to hide evidence of him running aground.
 
2012-10-14 01:13:32 PM
Don't know about Italy but here in US there are juries dumb enough to side with him.
 
2012-10-14 06:00:32 PM
wait, isn't the guy in prison? how can he work there anyways?
 
2012-10-15 01:38:37 AM
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