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The Costa Concordia, The Titanic, and Cowardice at Sea

23 January 2012 1:00 PM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

European Pressphoto Agency The wreck of the Costa Concordia on Sunday, when a 13th body was found.

There is only one sea story: I jumped. Sea stories are as fueled by jumps as romances are by misunderstandings: “I had jumped… it seems,” says Jim, chief mate on the Patna,  the stricken ship in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim. There are seven lifeboats for the four-hundred on board: the Patna’s Captain and three of the crew agree to abandon ship while the passengers are asleep. »

- Frances Wilson

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