"I had no intention of escaping," Francesco Schettino, 52, said during his first court hearing Tuesday, according to Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper.
"I was helping some passengers put the life boat to sea. At a certain point the mechanism for lowering it, blocked. We had to force it. Suddenly the system unblocked itself and I tripped and I found myself inside the life boat with a number of passengers."
Типа, почему капитан тонущего корабля сбежал первым? Он не сбегал! Он споткнулся и упал в отходящую шлюпку! Гениально и просто, как говорится.