A ship sunk, near as dammit anyway, having struck a rock. Well you’d have to say ‘shit happens’. But what I don’t get is how in this day and age a ship designed to carry huge numbers of tourists in conditions near maximum pampering could sink so rapidly. But most importantly, how in hell did a ship in calm seas lose anyone at all.
In the footage you can see some of the damage.
Now, given that the RMS Titanic was 700 miles off Newfoundland smack in the middle of the Labrador Current. You have to wonder how any survived. But here and now since the people could pretty much have stepped off had the skipper the brain to turn to land I fully expect that there will be an enquiry. And I fully expect that the Skipper isn’t as fault filled as it seems at the moment. For the truth today is control of shipping sits in an office far from water and the nominal Captain has as much true control as a fellow driving a train.
Update; It would seem that the Captain under Italian Maritime Laws has a case to answer for desertion of his post and allowing the passengers to find their own way as best they could to safety. There is a tape where the coast guard of the Italian State ordered the captain to assume his post at the bow evacuation ladder and this fellow refused.