The captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany may be no little buddy, but he sure sounds like he made a Gilligan like mistake. Apparently the misguided captain made an unauthorized, unapproved deviation from the ship's programmed course. "Human error" or "Major Screw Up" it still resulted in the grounding of the ship and at least six people dieing.
Costa Crociere chairman and CEO, Pier Luigi Foschi, openly criticized Captain Screw-up who may be charged with manslaughter as well as abandoning ship before passengers were safe. (This is a violation of Italian navigation code.)
The Costa Concordia apparently breached it's hull when it hit a reef Friday night. The ship capsized into the port area of Giglio. 4,200 people on board were evacuated. Coast Guard officials recently suspended the search because the ship was making sounds that might be consistent with shifting on the rocks.
Sixteen people remain missing.
Update 1-19-12: Violinist Sandor Feher has been identified as one of the dead. Feher was last seen ready to get into a lifeboat. But for some reason, Feher turned back to get something -- and never returned.