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A Trip and a Mystifying Coincidence!

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia claims that he just tripped into a lifeboat. What are the odds that you and your grandmother would go through the same type of ordeal in life–the sinking of your cruise ship?

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We have all been waiting to hear word of any survivors of the sunken cruise ship the Costa Concordia and are all wondering how a captain of a ship could be one of the first people off when it is customary for the captain to go down with the ship.

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia claims that he just tripped into a lifeboat. Due to the fact that the cruise ship was listing too violently he could not get back on board the Costa Concordia. He was stuck in the lifeboat for approximately one hour before it was lowered into the water.

Schettino who was being kept under house arrest in Meta di Sorrento near Naples had been interrogated for three hours on Tuesday about the sinking of his ship which has claimed at least 11 lives with 22 people still missing.

This tragedy does have a happy ending for at least one passenger, if not a somewhat mystifying coincidence. What are the odds that you and your grandmother would go through the same type of ordeal in life–the sinking of your cruise ship?

I am not sure what must have been going through Valentina Capuanos mind as the ship she was on, the Costa Concordia, began to sink, especially since knowing that her grandmother was one of the survivors of the Titanic which sank 100 years ago. I can only imagine that Valentina must have been hoping that her event would have the same outcome as the one her grandmother experienced and that she would come out of this alive just as her grandmother had.

Sources:

http://www.canada.com/news/Flee+just+tripped+into+lifeboat+says+cruise+captain/6012493/story.htmlhttp://www.canada.com/travel/Cruise+ship+passenger+says+grandmother+survived+Titanic/6014460/story.html

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