Costa Concordia – what was the Captain thinking ?

Latest:  The Times UK pictures  see them all here

A sequence of photos shows the righting of the Costa ConcordiaThe wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship emerges from the sea near the harbour of Giglio Porto.

The Captain ran the Costa Concordia up on the rocks while entertaining in the wheelhouse.

Costa Concordia lies on its side next to Giglio Island

What is he thinking now while the massive salvage operation is under way. 30 dead and two more missing and presumed dead.  Costa Concordia 2.JPG   The morning after !

ass & type: Concordia-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 114,137 GT
Length: 290.20 m (952 ft 1 in) (overall)
247.4 m (811 ft 8 in) (between perpendiculars)
Beam: 35.50 m (116 ft 6 in)
Draught: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
Depth: 14.18 m (46 ft 6 in)
Decks: 13
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46C
75,600 kW (101,380 hp) (combined)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts
Alstom propulsion motors (2 × 21 MW)
Two fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 19.6 knots (36 km/h; 23 mph) (service)
23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph) (maximum)
Capacity: 3,780 passengers
Crew: 1,100
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