JOBBER OF THE WEEK: Francesco Schettino

 

The guy on the right, probably the jobber of the year so far. He is the captain of the Luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran ashore and sank.

Here was his excuse via the daily mail:

The passengers were rushing all over the decks trying to scramble into the lifeboats. I didn’t even have a life jacket because I had given it to one of the passengers – I was trying to get them into the lifeboats in an orderly fashion. All of a sudden the boat listed between 60-70 degrees. I tripped and ended up in one of the lifeboats. That’s why I was in there.’

 

 It probably one of the oldest unwritten rules. A captain always goes down with the ship, or at least makes sure everyone else gets off. It is unclear if the Costa Concordia had any alternate captains. Or if a team meeting ever took place between them.

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