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(News.com.au)   Despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people in the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, the ship's captain is invited to give a lecture to university students on best emergency practices   (news.com.au) divider line 52
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2014-08-06 02:43:44 PM  
Is he going to give the "this is the wrong thing to do in case of emergency" talk?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-06 02:45:15 PM  
"It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others."
 
2014-08-06 03:07:25 PM  
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2014-08-06 03:26:12 PM  
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2014-08-06 04:00:11 PM  
Step number one -- ditch the chick you're doing bonga bonga with.
 
2014-08-06 04:04:38 PM  
Maybe it's like when kids fight in school and they take them around to all the classes to explain why fighting is bad.
 
2014-08-06 05:50:57 PM  

Prey4reign: Step number one -- ditch the chick you're doing bonga bonga with.


Step 2) play Celine Dion at full volume to distract the passengers while you make a run for the lifeboats.
 
2014-08-06 06:07:47 PM  
he should follow the lead of Koreans and Japanese who make mistakes like this and off himself
 
2014-08-06 06:08:23 PM  
Those who can't . . . teach.
 
2014-08-06 06:08:58 PM  
"I know what to do in these sorts of situations," he said.

Run towards the nearest lifeboat while shoving down anyone who gets in his way?
 
2014-08-06 06:08:58 PM  
Step 1 direct the evacuation from the safety of the beach.
 
2014-08-06 06:12:41 PM  

Boo_Guy: "I know what to do in these sorts of situations," he said.

Run towards the nearest lifeboat while shoving down anyone who gets in his way?


Worked for him.
 
AOW
2014-08-06 06:12:50 PM  
To be followed by a lecture on oilfield safety and accident containment by the captain of the Deepwater Horizon and a treatise on benevolent governance by Pol Pot
 
2014-08-06 06:13:11 PM  

Sybarite: [40.media.tumblr.com image 250x250]


Well, I was going to comment, but after this.....
 
2014-08-06 06:13:12 PM  
Up next: a Michael D. Brown lecture on natural disaster preparedness, followed by a roundtable panel on human rights chaired by Kim Jong-un.
 
2014-08-06 06:16:10 PM  
This is a level, try to keep the bubble in the middle.
 
2014-08-06 06:16:18 PM  

charlesmartel11235: he should follow the lead of Koreans and Japanese who make mistakes like this and off himself


Some of those asian countries would have blown his brains out for him already.

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They don't mess around over there.

/shot dude had held a boy hostage with a knife
//5th floor fall,  he didn't make it (aww)
 
2014-08-06 06:17:53 PM  
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2014-08-06 06:18:32 PM  
"I was called to speak because I am an expert. I had to talk about panic management," Schettino told La Nazione daily,

Well, he IS an expert in not managing his panic.
I don't understand why the school thinks that's useful, though.
 
2014-08-06 06:19:08 PM  
Those who save lives, do.

Those who lose lives, teach.
 
2014-08-06 06:19:49 PM  
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Don't Do What Donny Don't Does
 
2014-08-06 06:20:31 PM  

This text is now purple: Boo_Guy: "I know what to do in these sorts of situations," he said.

Run towards the nearest lifeboat while shoving down anyone who gets in his way?

Worked for him.


He was a big fan of Seinfeld.
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/fark needs to up it's pic / gif file size limit a few MB's
 
2014-08-06 06:21:05 PM  

ZAZ: "It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others."


Heh. They should replace the photo on that poster with the capsized CC.

/Always thought they should have used this one, since it's literally true. Of course it wouldn't be apparent to those who didn't already know the story.

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2014-08-06 06:22:58 PM  
Ironic tag last seen floating face down.
 
2014-08-06 06:28:26 PM  
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2014-08-06 06:33:45 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: ZAZ: "It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others."

Heh. They should replace the photo on that poster with the capsized CC.

/Always thought they should have used this one, since it's literally true. Of course it wouldn't be apparent to those who didn't already know the story.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x453]


I think the lesson from that case might be more along the lines of "Proper prior planning prevents piss-poor performance."

Also, "when walking across 800 miles of tundra, try real hard not to collect heavy-ass rocks."
 
2014-08-06 06:33:56 PM  
Ease up on the outrage, he's just opening for Snooki who is giving a talk about managing oneself with style and grace..
 
2014-08-06 06:35:15 PM  
Francesco Schettino, dubbed "Captain Coward" after allegedly abandoning ship before his passengers were safe, was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome's La Sapienza university


Professor apparently thought that to be the study of how to be a criminal.
 
2014-08-06 06:37:20 PM  
Trample the weak and hurtle the dead.
Duh.
 
2014-08-06 06:40:32 PM  
Joseph Hazelwood (Exxon Valdez skipper) went on to teach watch standing at SUNY Maritime College. I'm assuming he taught Watch Standing 302: How to Stand Bridge Watch in Restricted Waters While Drunk, From Your Cabin.
 
2014-08-06 06:46:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-06 06:47:30 PM  

NutWrench: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. I had to talk about panic management," Schettino told La Nazione daily,

Well, he IS an expert in not managing his panic.
I don't understand why the school thinks that's useful, though.


Probably really just a case of crappy reporting.

"... was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome's La Sapienza university - despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people ..."

Despite? How about because.

Probable scenario:
He was told he was an "expert" and they wanted to hear him speak.

The class was told by the professor, "This will be a great example of a sociopath's thought process, that he knows the proper safety procedures yet feels no remorse for not following them ... watch how he dodges reasonable questions and constantly blames others ..."

After the trial it would be a real hassle to get him to come speak to a room full of criminology students.
 
AOW
2014-08-06 06:59:42 PM  

GreyWolf007: NutWrench: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. I had to talk about panic management," Schettino told La Nazione daily,

Well, he IS an expert in not managing his panic.
I don't understand why the school thinks that's useful, though.

Probably really just a case of crappy reporting.

"... was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome's La Sapienza university - despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people ..."

Despite? How about because.

Probable scenario:
He was told he was an "expert" and they wanted to hear him speak.

The class was told by the professor, "This will be a great example of a sociopath's thought process, that he knows the proper safety procedures yet feels no remorse for not following them ... watch how he dodges reasonable questions and constantly blames others ..."

After the trial it would be a real hassle to get him to come speak to a room full of criminology students.


It would be nice if that was true but if there is one thing I have learned in almost seven decades it is when choosing between clever plan and outright stupidity to describe the outcome of a fiasco you rarely go wrong choosing stupidity
 
2014-08-06 07:03:05 PM  
GreyWolf007:

After the trial it would be a real hassle to get him to come speak to a room full of criminology students.

Besides, the professor will probably be dead and most of the students will have retired from their chosen careers.  This is the Italian justice system we are talking about after all.
 
2014-08-06 07:07:36 PM  

WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 366x960]


I laughed way too hard at that.
 
2014-08-06 07:12:47 PM  
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2014-08-06 07:13:22 PM  

GreyWolf007: NutWrench: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. I had to talk about panic management," Schettino told La Nazione daily,

Well, he IS an expert in not managing his panic.
I don't understand why the school thinks that's useful, though.

Probably really just a case of crappy reporting.

"... was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome's La Sapienza university - despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people ..."

Despite? How about because.

Probable scenario:
He was told he was an "expert" and they wanted to hear him speak.

The class was told by the professor, "This will be a great example of a sociopath's thought process, that he knows the proper safety procedures yet feels no remorse for not following them ... watch how he dodges reasonable questions and constantly blames others ..."

After the trial it would be a real hassle to get him to come speak to a room full of criminology students.



A lovely theory. I want it to be true.

I'd place money on you being utterly wrong though.
 
2014-08-06 07:23:09 PM  
Why this guy is not in jail is a mystery to me. Oh right, Italy.
 
2014-08-06 07:36:18 PM  

Abox: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]
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If only Captain Crunch could have gotten the rocks to apologize for being in the way
 
2014-08-06 07:39:49 PM  

GreyWolf007: NutWrench: "I was called to speak because I am an expert. I had to talk about panic management," Schettino told La Nazione daily,

Well, he IS an expert in not managing his panic.
I don't understand why the school thinks that's useful, though.

Probably really just a case of crappy reporting.

"... was invited by a professor to speak for two hours at a criminology seminar linked to Rome's La Sapienza university - despite being on trial for the deaths of 32 people ..."

Despite? How about because.

Probable scenario:
He was told he was an "expert" and they wanted to hear him speak.

The class was told by the professor, "This will be a great example of a sociopath's thought process, that he knows the proper safety procedures yet feels no remorse for not following them ... watch how he dodges reasonable questions and constantly blames others ..."

After the trial it would be a real hassle to get him to come speak to a room full of criminology students.


If that's the case, they should put the class up on youtube later for everyone to enjoy (& for them to make a few Euros off the clicks).
 
2014-08-06 07:54:54 PM  
He then goes on to make a 9-11 reference? This guy is coked out beyond reason.

/ either that or, dare I say, a budding politician
// this guy has to have connections
 
2014-08-06 07:58:35 PM  

Walker: Why this guy is not in jail is a mystery to me. Oh right, Italy.


Uh, it's called "bail". We have it here, too. They haven't had the trial yet, you know.
 
2014-08-06 08:05:49 PM  

fusillade762: Prey4reign: Step number one -- ditch the chick you're doing bonga bonga with.

Step 2) play Celine Dion at full volume to distract the passengers while you make a run for the lifeboats.


Good idea!!  Having her shrieking out a song will surely draw the attention of potential rescuers, if only to turn that shiat off.
 
2014-08-06 08:13:42 PM  
"So you say this is a panel discussion where the host will describe a disaster situation, I explain to the class how I would handle it, and then this Mr. Gallant will tell how he would respond. Yes, fine, but I do have one question: My name is Francesco. Why does my nametag say Goofus?"
 
2014-08-06 08:28:00 PM  
"I am the only person in this room professional enough to sail a cruise ship."

www.opposingviews.com
 
2014-08-06 08:30:37 PM  

Mega Steve: Abox: [cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]
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If only Captain Crunch could have gotten the rocks to apologize for being in the way


I'm surprised he hasn't blamed the babe he was with for the wreck, "She went down on me, and that was nice, but I couldn't pay attention to what I was doing, and then, the boat went down and that was sad.  But, oddly enough, the boat sinking turned her into a real freak in the sack that night, so that was nice."
 
2014-08-06 09:21:13 PM  
In fairness, half of science is finding out where you went wrong so you can revise your technique...
 
2014-08-06 09:35:16 PM  
Maybe he was on a panel with the Korean ferry boat captain and the the Greek captain who left the ship's evacuation to be handled by the band musicians while he and the rest of the Greek crew got in the life boats first when his liner sank off the coast of South Africa back in the 90s.
 
2014-08-06 10:30:14 PM  

ZAZ: "It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others."


Pretty much. Lessons learned is a staple of naval training in general. We once had a guy who was on the Bonefish went it went up in flames back in 1988 and every 6 months or so he would give a quick 10-15 minute or so GMT (General Military Training) talk about what it was like and what you might expect to have happen if you lose (or never gain) control of a fire. IIRC three men died  in that casualty and all of them were trained to fight shipboard fires.

The guy giving the talks had just a touch of PTSD and had to be taken out of submarine duty about a year and a half later when we lost shore power for about 10 seconds and the total darkness really freaked him out and he panicked and practically ran over people trying to get topside.
 
2014-08-06 11:45:52 PM  
Didn't he claim to beach the ship so it wouldn't sink totally?
 
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