From: Leiden, the Netherlands
For some reason either my naval commanders are total cowards and are the first ones to jump off a burning ship, or for some reasons naval captains are no longer being removed from the game after their ship sinks. RADM Shafroth should have went down with his ship, the CA Houston and indeed is no longer aboard any of the ships that still remain in the task force. However, one can still pick him from the list of commanders to command a new TF. I had the same thing with VADM Philips, whose ship the BB Repulse sank while he was on it. Do naval commanders still die in beta?
Earlier I ranted about captains being the first one to jump of a sinking ship rather than going down with it. With recent events I guess WITPAE works fine as this is accurate:
DF: Hello. I am... Commander.
FS: Good evening, Commander.
DF: I am Di Falco from Livorno. Am I speaking with the Commander?
FS: Yes. Good evening Commander Di Falco.
DF: Please tell me your name.
FS: I am Commander Schettino, Commander.
DF: Listen Schettino. There are people who are trapped on board. Now you go with your lifeboat under the bow. There is a Jacob's ladder. You go up that ladder and get on board the ship. You go on board and you then tell me how many people there are. Is this clear? I am recording this conversation, Commander Schettino.
FS: Right, Commander. I have to tell you something.
DF: Speak loudly.
FS: The ship now...
DF: Commander, please speak loudly. Put your hand round the microphone and speak loudly.[Background talking possibly between FS and people with him but unclear]
FS: Commander, right now, the ship is inclined.
DF: I have understood that. Now, listen to me, there are people who are coming down that ladder. Now you go up that ladder instead, you go on board and you tell me how many people there are and what they have on board. You tell me if there are children, women or people who need help. And you tell me the number of people in each of these groups. Is that clear? Listen Schettino, you have saved yourself but I will make sure that you will be in serious trouble. Go on board, for ***** sake.
FS: Commander, please...
DF: No please. Now you go on board. Please reassure me that you are going on board.
FS: I am going with the rescue boat. I am under here.
DF: What are you doing, Commander?
FS: I am here to coordinate the rescue operations.
DF: What are you coordinating? Go on board and coordinate rescue operations from there. Are you refusing to do so?
FS: No, no, no, I am not refusing to go on board.
DF: Are you refusing to go on board, Commander?
DF: And tell me the reason why you are not going on board.
FS: I am going there because there is the other lifeboat[inaudible].
DF: You go on board. It is an order. You don't need to carry out any assessment. You declared "ship abandoned". Now I am in charge. You go on board. Is that clear?
DF: Can you not hear me?
FS: I am going on board
DF: You go
DF: You call me immediately when you are on board. My rescuer is there.
FS: Where is your rescuer?
DF: My rescuer is at the bow. Go on. There are already some bodies, Schettino. Go on.
FS: How many bodies are there?
DF: I don't know. I am aware of one. You will tell me their number, for Christ's sake.
FS: But do you realise that it is dark and that we cannot see anything?
DF: And what do you want to do? Go back home, Schettino? Go to the bow of the ship by going up the ladder and tell me what can be done, how many people there are and what they need. Now.
FS: Commander unclear
FS: I have the second in command here.
DF: You both go up, then. Both of you. What is the name of the second in command?
DF: What is the name of the second in command?
FS: His name is Dimitri...
DF: Dimitri what?
FS: Dimitri [inaudible]
DF: You and your second in command go on board. Now. Is that clear?
FS: Commander. I want to go on board. But the other lifeboat, the other rescuers are here and it has stopped, it has stopped.. Now, I have called other rescuers...
DF: You have been telling me this for the last hour. You now go on board. Go on board. And you tell me immediately how many people there are.
FS: That's ok, Commander.
DF: You go, immediately.