O que vai a seguir é um post do blog Safe Seas, voltado para assuntos de interesse da indústria marítima. Apesar de estar em inglês, entendo que sua reprodução aqui pode ajudar mais pessoas a tomar consciência da necessidade de examinar mais de perto a segurança dos navios de passageiros que trafegam em águas brasileiras, se levamos a sério a proteção da vida humana no mar.
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A disturbing text by Christopher Booker, columnist of The Telegraph (read the whole column at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/9030330/The-EU-ignored-years-of-expert-warnings-on-cruise-ship-safety.html). The brackets, bolds and italics are mine:

When the headlines were filled last weekend with the sinking of the Costa Concordia, I checked the entry for the doomed cruise liner on Wikipedia and was intrigued to see that the ship was named in honour of “continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations” (as confirmed by the “ring of stars” shown prominently on its prow). What an apt metaphor, I mused, for the fate of that other monument to European harmony, the euro, which seems similarly to be half-sunk on a rocky ledge from which at any moment it may slide off to the bottom.

But there then came to light a much more disturbing link between the ill-fated liner and the EU. Regulating for the safety of ships is a “competence”…

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Nasci carioca, nasci guanabarino. Desconfio que nasci marinho. Cheguei a deixar do mar, sim... Mas cadê que o mar deixou de mim? Vim morar
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