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Published: Sunday, May 18 2014 8:45 p.m. MDT

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Shawnm750
West Jordan, UT

Seems like a rash measure to fix the problem. Wouldn't it be easier to reorganize the Coast Guard...?

RednSilver
Lawton, OK

I believe that is exactly what she is doing by firing the leadership and realigning the function.

K
Mchenry, IL

The problem was the ship. When the coast guard got there they did pull people from water and from the air those passengers hanging on to the railings and attempt to release life boats that should have been released. They ship was too slanted and almost all of it under water. That is for the divers not first responders. The problem was the vessel could not have been sailed properly because of the design changes, and the cargo both in weight and how it was secured. The crews fault was in keeping passengers in vests in closed areas instead of open areas. If they had managed to enter the ship they would have perished and there would have been less rescuers to get the people in water to a safe vessel. There should be an open air rule when life jackets are required and cargo and passenger ships need to be separate. Most the crew was treating the emergency like a cargo not a passenger ship. Coast guard acted right.

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