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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Costa Concordia Tragedy

Captain Francesco Schettino is accused of steering the cruise ship too close to shore while performing a maneuver known as a "salute" in which liners draw up very close to land to make a display. Schettino, who is charged with multiple manslaughter and with abandoning ship before the evacuation of 4,200 passengers and crew was complete, has told prosecutors he had been instructed to perform the maneuver by operator Costa Cruises.

Prosecutors say he steered the massive ship within 150 meters of the Tuscan island of Giglio, where it struck a rock that tore a large gash in its hull, letting water flood in and causing the 114,500-ton ship to capsize.

This picture taken by a satellite. Just imagine America has got all kinds of satellites orbiting the earth and they know where about of our ships including warships at sea. But in terms of military they have the upper hand. Therefore science and technology is required in modern life in order to be respected by others.

Source: Daily Mail

p/s: I never had any interest to ride a cruise though it is very beautiful.

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