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Sinking ship

Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later, a centenary honoured by towns and cities on both sides of the Atlantic. Its captain was last seen near the bridge of the ship as it went down.


However, the captain of the Costa Concordia, which crashed into rocks off the Italian coast last January, has been criticised for allegedly leaving the ship while passengers were still on board. In the popular tradition of the sea, a ship’s captain is expected to stay until all the passengers have been safely evacuated. But is it in his duty? Read about it.

                            MUST A CAPTAIN BE THE LAST ONE OFF A SINKING SHIP?

What would be your ideal trip? Describe it.


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This entry was posted on 13/04/2012 by in Listening, Reading and writing, Travel and tagged .
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