Almost everyone agrees that the Italian captain of the Carnival cruise ship was utterly incompetent and caused the deaths of several people when he ran his ship aground. He is now being charged with manslaughter, abandoning ship and other crimes. Read more about him abandoning ship here.
The question is: Why was this idiot the captain of a major ship in the first place?
I don’t know the captain’s personal details, but I do know that Italian law makes it nearly impossible to fire any employee, regardless of how incompetent they are. Such a legal structure not only causes obvious disaster such as the cruise ship, but it causes hidden economic disaster since you can’t fire someone when they are underperforming.