Video of Panic and Rescue – American couple among the missing on Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia…
(Left: Micky Arison) Cruise and Liner History: Mickey Arison’s Carnival Corp tells Costa Concordia passengers they are only worth $14,400. Arison appears cheaper than Sir Bruce Ismay of the RMS Titanic disaster. He wants them to stay loyal to Carnival for 30 percent off on future cruise!
(Left: Missing Costa Concordia Americans: Barbara and Jerry Heil (hyl), of White Bear Lake, Minn., were on the Costa Concordia when it struck a reef near Tuscany. They are still missing. The US Government and congress has done everything to see that these American owned ships are unregulated. Arison’s attitude – of let the passengers eat cake – is evident in his hiding out in Miami while passengers suffered in Italy.
Photo of Costa Concordia… found on the internet with a caption illustrating how insensitive Carnival Corp is…
Where is the US Congress? Have the cruise lines payed them off? These political hacks were comped on cruises and paid off with large campaign contributions: Reps. Charles Rangel (NY) Bennie Thompson (Miss.), Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), Donald Payne (N.J.), Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (Mich.) and Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen. All of these congressional representatives condone the “slave conditions” aboard the American owned ships for workers who are paid less than minimum wage.
Rep. Charles Rangel (Democrat-New York) on a Caribbean Cruise took lots of money from cruise industry to suppress any laws regulating cruise ships. Rangel has been cited many times for his corrupt operations. Rangel is one of the major reasons congress is not doing anything to monitor the American owned cruise industry. Most congress members have been paid off by the cruise industry.
Mickey Arison’s Carnival Corp. — the parent company of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the Tuscany coast– has offered survivors of the January 13 disaster $14,000 and change compensation for the horrofying ordeal. He also will give them a 30 percent discounts on future cruises to stay loyal to the Carnival brand. “The company is not only going to refund everybody, but they will offer a 30 percent discount on future cruises if they want to stay loyal to the company,” Arison said, noting they’ve been contacting the survivors via phone.
The cruise ship’s captain Francesco Schettino was released from jail last week and is currently under home arrest near Naples. He was arrested the day after the crash in connection and is charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship.
Of the 4,200 on board, 120 were Americans.
This frightened child’s life is only worth $14,000 according to Arison. Carnival Corp, operating out of Miami, pays no US taxes. The cruise industry has bought off congressional members to not interfere with these American companies like NCL, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Crop not to pay taxes and be subject to US laws.
In all, 13 people have died, and another 19 — including a retired Minnesota couple — remained missing early Monday.
Rescue official Franco Gabrielli said there might have been stowaways on the vessel that have not been accounted for.
“There could have been ‘X’ persons who we don’t know about who were inside, who were clandestine,” he said.
The decision was reached during a meeting between Carnival Corp., Costa Cruises and consumer groups, the Italian Association of Tour Operators said.
Passengers scrambling to get off the doomed ship. Their horror is worth nothing according to Micky Arison’s Carnival Corp. The company is earning billions and paying no US taxes. Isn’t that the American way in Washington DC.