The guitarist who saved hundreds of people on a sinking cruise liner

dspellman

Gretschie
Jul 4, 2020
394
Los Angeles

The guitarist who saved hundreds of people on a stinking cruise liner​


Dja ever notice that they smell like shrimp? All the shrimp you can eat.

My sister in law is getting gutsy; she survived a small bout with Covid and thinks she wants to tackle a cruise.
I reminded her that there's still Legionnaire's Disease and, well, sinking.
 

ZackyDog

Friend of Fred
Feb 6, 2015
7,582
In the USA
Her captain, Yiannis Avranas, and some of the crew were convicted of negligence for fleeing the ship without helping the passengers, who were subsequently rescued thanks to the efforts of the ship's entertainers, who made a mayday transmission, launched lifeboats and helped South African Marines land on the ship from naval helicopters. All 581 passengers and crew survived.

 

wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,248
lafayette in
That`s ste stuff Hollywood movies are made of.
Horrifying story.
Another reason not to take a cuise.
Thousands of people packed together with no way to escape. Overpriced food and drink, obnoxious drunks everywhere, and rampant disease spreading uncontrolled. Sounds like fun.
 

drmilktruck

I Bleed Orange
May 17, 2009
19,737
Plymouth, MN
Reminds me of a Monty Python skit, but I can't find a clip, so the text will have to do.

Captain: All right! All right! (into the PA) this is your captain speaking... do not rush for the lifeboats ... women, children, Red Indians, spacemen (stock film of long shot of sinking vessel, the voice over fading) and a sort of idealized version of complete Renaissance Men first!

https://montycasinos.com/montypython/scripts/ww1.php.html
 

ZackyDog

Friend of Fred
Feb 6, 2015
7,582
In the USA
I didn't save anyone, but I will never forget this:

I was tourist, taking a ferry in 1990 from Port Angles, Washington USA to Victoria, Canada. The inbound trip was smooth, but the return trip was rough, and the ferry was rocking. Kids were crying and some people were getting sick. I was by the snack bar, and watched all of the Frito's chips fly off of the counter. Next, I heard a crashing sound. Then I heard over the PA (public address system/intercom) was, Will the person of a blue mustang stop by the office (or something to that effect).

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It is only about 25 miles each way and you could see to the other side, but it seemed like forever. I couldn't wait ti get back to shore.

I'm getting seasick again. :(
 

loudnlousy

Gretschified
Oct 18, 2015
12,541
Germany
Thousands of people packed together with no way to escape. Overpriced food and drink, obnoxious drunks everywhere, and rampant disease spreading uncontrolled. Sounds like fun.
...You forgot one of the most frequently options to get rid of somebody by throwing him/her overboard.
I recently read an article that cruise-ship companies are holding back statistics about hundreds of people who "got lost" during a cruise. Be it murder or be it suicide. The open sea is a quiet conspirator.
 


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