What a stupid avoidable accident this was. The captain navigating by sight instead of using radars. I just don't understand it, why wasnt someone else on the bridge looking at radars? Let alone why they were even going so close in the first place.
Then not to report the accident and keep saying it was just a blackout!
The actual move to turn the ship around and beach it was a good decision but if the captain had called abandon ship straight away and not protected his ego and the companies insurance liabilities??? then theres a good chance no one would have died. They sent passengers back to their cabins for christs sake!
I've been ill most of this week and off so been reading a lot about this disaster. It seems these cruise liners are known for 'touristic routes' close to the shore of islands and landmarks which actually put passengers at huge risk.