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One good thing that has come out of this tragedy is the development of new systems for the prevention of a recurrence.

Here's an example of one such system:

It's an Early Warning System that would give cruisers enough advanced warning of impending trouble to enable them to be prepared.

It's new from Italy. It's called The Schettino Early Warning System.

It's very easy to operate. It just hangs out at different parts of the vessel (the salon is a particular favourite spot). When it perceives danger the Schettino automatically ejects itself from the boat.

Having left the boat the Schettino will 'fall' into any vessel that is in close proximity - ideally the pirate ship.

Once safely aboard the other vessel the Schettino will lie on the deckboards making incomprehensible and fantastical statements and whimpering inconsolably, thereby totally confusing anyone within earshot.

Here's what the unit looks like:



And here you can see that the Cruise industry has reacted very quickly and equipped some of their liners with this new piece of safety equipment:



The Schettino Early Warning System: Safety First! Everybody else is on their own.

edited to remove references to weapons. (Those were for the firearms thread )
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So, if the SEWS has ejected itself, you should be prepared to abandon ship soon?
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So, if the SEWS has ejected itself, you should be prepared to abandon ship soon?
Or, at least prepare yourself for 'action'.

Kind of like when a blip shows up on radar.

It's a 'passive' warning system.
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As soon as West Marine has them, I'll get one for my C25.
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The FlyingWelchman has a very good system. Unfortunately he has misspelled the name the e shold be replaced with and i.
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The FlyingWelchman has a very good system. Unfortunately he has misspelled the name the e shold be replaced with and i.
Funny you should say that! When I first wrote the thing I spelled the name"Shitteni" I fixed it to the 'correct' spelling but, I agree: it is not the 'proper' spelling.
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In the near future an advice, before embark in a cruise ask for the Captain name, Mr Schettino will be back soon.
No he won't. The only way that guy will ever get afloat again is as a paying passenger.
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Well, depends upon whether you're discussing the assignment of "guilt" , versus "responsibility", I suppose... Whether he is ultimately found "guilty" of any violation of Maritime Law or the company's policies/procedures will be determined in due course... I've not seen many argue here that he is "guilty" of anything in particular, but IMHO that is a vastly different question than acknowledging his responsibilities as the ship's Master... By definition, this catastrophe rests upon his shoulders, there's little denying that fact...

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Actually he is formaly accused by the Italian justice and is imprisoned in his house.


SCHETTINO ACCUSATO : Il comandante della nave Concordia Ť accusato di omicidio plurimo colposo naufragio e abbandono della nave.

Costa Concordia, in corso l'interrogatorio a Schettino - ATTUALITA

He can get 15 years in jail.

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Actually he is formaly accused by the Italian justice and is imprisoned in his house.


SCHETTINO ACCUSATO : Il comandante della nave Concordia Ť accusato di omicidio plurimo colposo naufragio e abbandono della nave.

Costa Concordia, in corso l'interrogatorio a Schettino - ATTUALITA

He can get 15 years in jail.

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Most likely he will get 15 years, somebody's head must roll etc.
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