Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Tragedy at Sea
When I selected this image I had intended to write about the Costa Concordia tragedy. But now, as I sit here typing there just aren't any words. No words for a captain who knowingly veers off course for sport and then abandons ship in the face of disaster. No words for a disorganized and dysfunctional crew who failed to take control of what must have been a terrifying situation.
Will this disaster deter me from future cruises? Absolutely not. One rotten captain does not spoil the entire fleet.
Will I be more cautious and attentive during muster drills where emergency procedures and abandon ship drills are explained? Absolutely.
But if by chance the ship does goes down while I'm on board, tell them to look for me in the casino.