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Name Date Professor’s Name Course Section/# Costa Concordia Disaster: An Review and Analysis This brief analysis will consider the Costa Concordia wreck, analyze and discuss the shareholders that the media enumerated, and the needs, motives, events, and principles that led the captain of the ship to behave in the way he supposedly did (Eric 5)…
The fact of the matter is that the Costa Concordia struck a rock of the coast of the Isola del Giglio on January 13, 2012; ultimately claiming the lives of 32 individuals and necessitating a call to abandon ship for all 4,220 individuals remaining alive (Leger 2012). Of these facts the global media and the individual can be certain. However, after this level understanding, the level to which the news media sought to portray the incident significantly diverged from what has come to light in the intervening months since the disaster took place. No sooner had the last individual been rescued from the ship than the news media began immediately to conjecture concerning the events that led the captain to run the ship aground. Newspaper headlines across the world sought to portray the captain in terms of words such as “Coward”, “Asleep at the Wheel”, “Uncourageous”, and a litany of other ways (The Bigger Picture 8). ...
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