Did the Moldovan dancer call him maestro?

I wonder of the Moldovan dancer called Schettino “a maestro“.

Fabiola Russo, whose husband Francesco Schettino who faces charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship over the crash that led to the loss of at least 16 lives, said his portrayal as ‘Captain Coward’ was grossly unfair.

“Those at sea navigate, while those on land judge,” she told Oggi, an Italian weekly magazine.

She also said that she and her husband spent a good deal of time praying for the victims of the disaster, which happened when the Concordia cruise liner hit rocks off the island of Giglio earlier this month and capsized.

“I pray, also for the victims because we know very well what pain is. Francesco prays too – our faith is one of the things we have in common,” she said, insisting that her husband was a brilliant navigator and regarded by his crew as “a maestro”.


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  • Tristanb

    He spent a good deal of time “praying” for the victims.

    That’s nice. Have any come back to life because of God’s intervention? Praying is just as good as (if not better than) those divers who swim into the ship to recover the bodies. I don’t know why all the people sitting at home praying aren’t given as much recognition!

    In all seriousness though, it’s no surprise that someone who boasts about his own “faith” is an absolute cunt.

  • nasska

    With the effort he would have spent to keep the wife, the waiter & the dancer satisfied it is small wonder that he had little time left to devote to navigation.

  • Hakim of Phut

    She obviously wasnt giving him  dancing lessons as he found himself off balance ( after a lifetime at sea?) and tripped and fell into the lifeboat.
    Other earlier reports of an off duty Costa Cruises captain ( who was in transit back to his home town)  did everything that Schettino didnt.

  • Johnboy

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to make almost as many Eyties pray as the Pope!


  • Dr Wang

    WO: she’s a well-raised polite girl with good manners – she’d never speak with her mouth full.