ITALIAN CRUISE SHIP

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Were Italian Cruisers Killed by Nepotism?

I'll wager the captain of the sunken Italian cruise ship, Francesco Schettino, rose quickly through the ranks not because he was a fine captain, but was privileged with family connections in the naval business. When looking for work, family connections and status in Italy are more important than competence.
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Canadians On Costa Concordia Reported Safe

TORONTO - A dozen Canadians who were on board a luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy are safe. Foreign Affairs spokesman Claude Rochon says based on information currently availab...