Nineteen people are still missing and yet I was reading on ABC today that Costa Cruises is ready to offer money to the uninjured survivors of the recent Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy.
The offer is apparently being forged on behalf of more than 32-hundred of the passengers and negotiated by an Italian consumer group: $14,406 or the eqivalent of 11,000 euros to be given to each of the uninjured passengers to compensate them for the loss of their luggage and any mental anguish suffered. This, in addition to medical expenses and remibursement for travel expenses and the cost of the cruise itself.
Not all of the passengers have signed on. Some are uninterested in any legal action at all while others are pursuring something much greater.
$14-thousand dollars as a trade off for the experience of this tragedy. I’m not sure what a ‘fair’ dollar amount would be…. but it seems to me that the parent company, Carnival, would be getting off fairly easy if this many passengers agree to this…. This feels like a modern day Titanic… while there were certainly fewer lives lost and there was the benefit of current techonology, it is horrifying to imagine being in this situation – not to mention…. being abandoned by your Captain?
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