Was the Captain of Capsized Ship Showing Off?

H. Scott English - Author

Jun. 16 2013, Updated 12:30 a.m. ET

The Captain of the doomed cruise liner Costa Concordia may have steered the ship close to the rocky shores of Giglio in order to impress his head waiter who hails form the island. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported that he brought the ship close to the island to do a foghorn salute to the local population.

Meanwhile, a State of Emergency has been declared in Italy after a strange liquid was reported to be leaking form the ship. It is unknown if the liquid is oil or some other kind of toxic fluid. The State of Emergency is just a formality in order to release funds to help with the disaster.

Italy’s Environmental Minister, Corrado Clini, said that the ship was surrounded with containment barriers to minimize any risk to the ocean.

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The sinking of the Costa Concordia has already left six dead with many unaccounted for. The Company who owns the ship has admitted that there may have been a significant “Human Error” that lead to the crashing of the ship.

Costa Crociere Chairman and CEO Pier Luigi Foschi the ship was following a pre-programmed route before it crashed.

He said that,

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“this route was put in correctly. The fact that it left from this course is due solely to a maneuver by the commander that was unapproved, unauthorized and unknown to Costa.”

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The Captain who had been detained by Italian Police for questioning could face multiple homicide charges. He took to the air to defend himself earlier today, but the passengers who saw him on the ship weren’t buy it.

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“Passengers who had been on the ship for days said he was partying, he was spending his time with women and drinking,”

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