Raoul, thanks for that translation. I have seen nothing of the sort in the American press, if I were to go right now into Times Square and start asking people, I doubt I could find a person who has heard of the SCANDINAVIAN STAR, except perhaps for someone who has NORWEGIAN STAR and thought they had been on her
What I find very interesting about this whole insurance fraud business is that ISP actually BOUGHT the ship at auction AFTER the accident... So obviously they WANTED her!
The "insurance fraud" scenario, it would seem, goes like this:
SeaEscape "sells" ship to Danish ISP "front company", for $10m.
Da-No Line (aka ISP) insure ship for $24m, have her burned to collect insurance money.
They kill, "by accident", 158 people in the process.
Anyone know if they ever actually COLLECTED the insurance money? And how much they paid for CANDI (ex SCANDINAVIAN STAR) at auction in Southampton in 1994?
IF they managed to get the $24m in insurance, and then bought the ship back at a low price (at auction), they would have made quite a profit... But with 158 lives lost in the process
That is so disgusting, that I frankly find it hard to believe... Yes ISP has always come off as a rather "shady" company, but I never thought in terms of them "accidentally" murdering 158 people to collect insurance money, as is alleged by the people who are pressuring for the re-opening of the investigation!
It will certainly be VERY interesting to see how this unfolds!