Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/17/2012The death toll in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has risen to eleven, as more bodies were pulled from the stricken ship. 24 people are said to be still unaccounted for. Latest reports indicate that the captain sailed his ship too close to the island of Giglio to show it to the locals on the island. Italian media have aired an audiotape in which the captain is told repeatedly by the Coast Guard to return to the ship, which he had abandoned while the evacuation of the passengers was still ongoing.

In other news, the European Union has initiated legal action against Hungary for what it considers unacceptable changes to the country’s constitution. It’s no surprise that the EU’s preferred form of punishment is to withhold ECB bailout money, which Hungary will need after the ratings agencies downgraded its debt.

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Anonymous said...

Hiring this man as a captain seems a very poor judgement by the employer

How could they hire him?

It is obvious that he really is a show-off type. Somebody says he drove the ship like a Ferrarri.