Came across this on my Facebook. The Costa Concordia when a German Photographer boarded the abandoned ship. I think it would be a great opportunity, but not sure if I would have had the balls...
The Costa Concordia
Here is more pics that takes up up to 2016 of her being dismantled, long clip but interesting.
Saw it a while ago. There are other pictures out there as well. Still it's sad to see a nice ship scrapped.
The entire avoidable disaster remains a reminder of what arrogance and power (aka hubris) has the potential to cause. Schettino was irresponsible and cowardly and it ended up costing lives. It makes me sad just to think about it.
Perhaps the Captain was guilty of all those things you mention plus more. However, I have little doubt that those negatives were anymore than a slightly contributing factor to that disaster. Rather, I believe the problem lies much deeper, not only within Carnival Corp but the mass market cruising industry in its entirety.
I have been espousing such every since we began having the opportunity to sail on these large resort ships: "I am not at all satisfied with the emergency procedures, facilities for such and the drills etc, or the lack thereof, needed to cope with a disaster at sea involving a vessel of this size. The complexities of such give me the chills when I contemplate the potential of a catastrophic accident at sea involving fire, collision or other seagoing eventualities, particularly if the vessel experiences a rapid list to one side or the other. It doesn't appear to me that Carnival Corp nor any in the industry learned much from the Costa Concordia sinking".