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"Jump into a lifeboat"

The Italian version of the Captain's Motto (to "go down with the ship").

In reference to the captain of the overturned Costa Concordia cruise ship of January 14th, 2012.

The captain, Francesco Schettino, alleges that he tripped, and fell into a lifeboat, immediately after the crash.
Hey Nathan, I heard you crashed your sailboat. Were you afraid that you might drown?

"Heck no. I abide by the Captain's Motto-Italian Version ... I jumped right into a lifeboat and drank a glass of champagne while I watched it sink."
by mike87111 January 22, 2012
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