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January 18, 2012

Captain Courageous: I Wasn't Abandoning My Ship, I Just Tripped And Fell Into A Lifeboat and Couldn't Get Back Out

It could happen.

"I had no intention of escaping," Francesco Schettino, 52, said during his first court hearing Tuesday, according to Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper.

"I was helping some passengers put the life boat to sea. At a certain point the mechanism for lowering it, blocked. We had to force it. Suddenly the system unblocked itself and I tripped and I found myself inside the life boat with a number of passengers."

That happened to me once, but it I slipped and fell into some vag.

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