The Italian Coast Guard Ordered Cruise Ship Captain Back on His Ship
It's no wonder the Captain was arrested so quickly. What a wuss. . .
[De Falco is from the Italian Coast Guard, Schettino is the Captain of the Concordia]
. . .De Falco: “What are you doing, commander?”
Schettino: “I’m here to coordinate rescues.”
De Falco: “What are you coordinating there? Go on board and coordinate rescues from on board. Do you refuse?”
Schettino: “No, no I’m not refusing.”
De Falco: “You’re refusing to go aboard, commander, tell me why you’re not going.”
Schettino: “I’m not going because there is another lifeboat stopped there.”
De Falco: “Go aboard: it’s an order. You have no evaluation to make, you declared abandon ship, now I give orders: go aboard. Is it clear?”. . .
- Greg Pollowitz