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Costa Concordia - Man the lifeboats 
 Part of channel(s): Italian Ship Disaster January 2012 (current event)

New, good quality footage of lifeboat operations.
Bit of an edit to get rid of some stuff.

Starts out light hearted, gets far more serious as the piece progresses.
With Italian commentary.

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Added: Feb-18-2012 Occurred On: Jan-13-2012
By: ommadawn
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Tags: Costa Concordia, lifeboats, sos, italy
Location: Italy (load item map)
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  • Look at the lean on that thing, now i TOTALLY believe the captain 'fell' into the lifeboat! And then into a taxi.

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  • Yeah the captain was already on shore snorting lines of a hooker's tits

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  • It seems that they didn't even know how to deploy the rescue boats. If the Concordia had sunken faster, the death toll would have been much greater.

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  • It's all fun and games 'til someone gets stuck in the lower decks and drowns.

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  • I have not heard any more about the gutless captain. Have they gotten around to hanging him yet?

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  • i love how humans think something is funny out of pure ignorance to the actual dangers that are present.

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    • @fobfob77

      I think that's a pretty common defense mechanism in the face of fear.

      When I did sport parachuting in my early 20's I was always Mr Bravado on the ground, happy and joking.

      The instructors noted that immediately as a sign (of a novice).

      They make you get in the plane first (last out).

      Did three static jumps.

      Great experience, but the brain disonnects from the body (I found).

      The body just stopped obeying the brain signals to jump.

      Get to the door, brain says jump, signals to t More..

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    • @ommadawn Ahh yes . I remember my first hop and pop like it was yesterday ! Totally different plane ride up when you are respobsible for pulling that ripcord .

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    • @fobfob77 These folks are 100 yds from a village.....

      Not like the Titanic in the middle of the no -sh!t ocean

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    • @monkeyboy61

      I guess we're both members of the club of people who have taken off more times then they have landed.

      The first time I landed like that, it felt like 3yrs fell from my body at the time.

      I think my body was trying to tell my brain something really important.

      I only did static jumps. No ripcord to pull.

      Also did some 'ballast' work - touch and go landings to train the pilot. Me and a buddy volunteered to be extra weight.

      So there we are, doing touch and go landings, sitting in More..

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    • @ommadawn The jumpzone in MD where I learned was closed down due to 5 fatalities . I only learned of this a year or so later from a friend who continued to jump there.I actually saw a poor women over control her chute and crashed on landing breaking both femurs and pelvis . She was lifeflighted out . Another beginner jumper had a wild hair up his ass and like to cut away his perfectly functioning main chute so he could deploy his reserve ! I saw the 5th and last time he did this at about 600 fe More..

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  • At 2:02, is that the passed-out captain they are carrying to the lifeboat? ;-)

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    • @ivojasek I actualy feel sorry for that guy, i mean he was having a drink with a woman in the bar when this happend. Any man can make that misstake if given the chance ^^

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    • @ivojasek What a piece of shit, the captain. If I recall correctly, he said he accidentally fell into a boat that was already leaving?

      He reminded me of Zapp Brannigan.

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  • how do you say "gilligan!" in italian?

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  • if this ship was filled with middle eastern muslim fucks, all you'd hear is "allah akbar! allah akbar!" what a bunch of tools! scurge of the earth.

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  • Women and children first, except in Italy. The captain and men first.

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    • @YourMotha teh captain was a bitch. those italian men are being typical italians "no fuck giuseppe you're doing it wrong let me show you! like this you fuckin chooch!" "What the fuck do you mean tony it's supposed to be this way!!!"

      meanwhile the ship's sinking.

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  • It's a good thing the captain went ashore to help organise things

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  • I was actually surprised to see that it was not quite as confused as I imagined it to be. I DID see crew assisting passengers. Remember, 70% of the crew of a cruise ship is essentially "hotel staff" with minimal training. That is a good 700 people "in uniform" that really aren't terribly useful. So it can create an illusion of "crew incompetence". BUT, the actual crew manning the life crafts, they had BETTER know their shit, take COMMAND in both Italian and English More..

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  • I don't wait for lifeboats that close to shore.

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    • @Brutusbruno

      I can't swim very far at all.

      Even with a float, I would worry about the currents and the temperature of the water.

      In that situation, I would try to find out if the ship was going to sink or just settle, grounded.

      That close to land, I would bet on settle, but still grab anything that floats just in case.

      Keep my options open.

      Last option would be to get wet & cold and try to paddle.

      Keep looking, watching, learning, make decisions. Quickly.

      Look for what is working an More..

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    • @Brutusbruno, Jump from a ship into the sea, at night, In January... We'll send flowers.

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  • some of those lifeboats are actually kinda nice.. good job by the camera people as well.

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  • looks like its the first time they ever put those life boats to water. like a bunch of clowns

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  • I wonder how often the crew practices lifeboat deployment?

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  • Captained by Chicken of the Sea

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  • Is that the pussy of a captain climbing on vessel first?

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  • Frustratingly uncoordinated.

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  • Theres an island like 50 ft away, why didn't people swim?

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  • ugh, the staff looked as helpless as the people

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  • Those are some fancy life boats.

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  • I don't want to diminish the magnitude of this tragedy, but damn people! It's not the North Atlantic. The fricking coastline was less than 100 meters away during the entire event!!! I know the water was in the 50's(F), but still....

    http://scm-l3.technorati.com/12/02/01/63543/costa-concordia-shipwreck.jpg?t=20120201220333

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