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Shortly before the Concordia crashed, Schettino can be heard on the audiotape telling the helmsman to turn again.

“I made a decision to go off course and I gave those orders to the helmsman,” he told the court.

The judge in the preliminary hearing, Valeria Montesarchio, denied the request to subpoena the helmsman.

The helmsman, who did not speak English or Italian fluently, responded, “Hard to Starboard?”

Moments later, he can be heard yelling “Hard to Port” at the helmsman when it became clear the ship was heading for disaster.

The helmsman led me to the side of the vessel, and told me to hold my head overboard, and inhale the air.

Captain Worse winked at the helmsman, and declared that the old thing knew well enough where she was now that they were round.

But Thorgils had known what was coming, and had kept his quick eye on the helmsman of the stranger.

The helmsman in the boat would take hold of it when it came within his reach, and put the money into the toe of it.

She had eight thwarts, on which the paddlers sat, and a seat aft for the helmsman, who also used a paddle for steering.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to helmsman, such as: pilot, steersman, and wheelman.

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