Until 2001, I had been thinking how nice to one day take my better half on a cruise for our anniversary. The Twin Towers disasters of 911, the piracy of late, and ... well ... uncertainty a major factor in this dream; I have dread of ever going on a cruise. Behold, a cruise ship runs aground, falls on its side.
Think about it, high seas adventures are death sentences today. I would buy a Time Share rather than buy a berth on a modern cruise ship! That's not saying much.
breaking news - national news - world news - azcentral.com: "Three bodies were recovered from the sea after the Costa Concordia with 4,234 people aboard ran aground hundreds of yards (meters) off the tiny island of Giglio near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water." (NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO. Jan 14, 2012. Associated Press) ... "
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EXCERPT " ... She choked up as she recounted the moment when an Argentine couple handed her their 3-year-old daughter, unable to keep their balance as the ship lurched to the side and the family found themselves standing on a wall. "He said 'take my baby,'" Mrs. Ananias said, covering her mouth with her hand as she teared up. "I grabbed the baby. But then I was being pushed down. I didn't want the baby to fall down the stairs. I gave the baby back. I couldn't hold her.
"I thought that was the end and I thought they should be with their baby," she said.
"I wonder where they are," daughter Valerie whispered. ... "