"Get back on board, for fuck's sake!" Giovanni de Falco, a member of the Italian Coast Guard, yelled at the captain of the Costa Concordia, who had abandoned ship after it capsized. An Italian newspaper has taken the now popular catch-phrase and applied it to a caricature of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen rowing swiftly away from the "MS Europa Discordia."
Since the phone conversation between the captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, and the Coast Guard became public Tuesday, the sentence has take on a life of its own. T-shirts like this one have been printed and several groups have popped up on Facebook under name: "Capitano Schettino, vada a bordo, cazzo!"