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Carnival CEO Oversees Costa Concordia Shipwreck Response From Miami

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Concordia’s invisible Miami owner branded ‘a disgrace’

One US lawyer specialising in maritime law, Jim Walker of Walker and O’Neill Partners, said on his blog that Carnival executives “were close behind the disgraced captain Francesco Schettino in trying to ruin their reputations”.

He added: “Arison admittedly expressed his condolences from the comfort of his 200ft luxury yacht in the Miami area. But carefully crafted corporate PR statements go only so far.

“He failed to appear at the scene. How hard is it to hop in a Gulfstream jet and fly to Rome and then head over to the island of Giglio? In Miami, we hear snickering that as the Costa Concordia sits on its side with dead passengers still trapped inside, some of the Carnival executives have been seen gallivanting around town at black-tie gala parties and even Miami Heat professional basketball games.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/concordias-invisible-us-owner-branded-a-disgrace-6294059.html

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