Costa Concordia: Capt Francesco Schettino ‘could be sentenced to 2500 years’

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia could be sentenced to a cumulative total of more than 2500 years in prison if convicted of causing a shipwreck abandoning ship and multiple counts of manslaughter. The length of sentence was calculated by Italian newspapers, which totted up the jail terms that Capt Francesco Schettino could face if convicted on all the charges that are expected to be brought against him.

Francesco Schettino Remains Under House Arrest

By The Huffington Post News Editors
ROME — An Italian court has refused to lift an order of house arrest for Francesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off a Tuscan island last month. Refusing Tuesday to lift an order of house arrest for the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship, the Italian court Read More

Canadians still want to cruise, poll finds

Vancouver Sun
Despite 17 deaths and 15 still missing, a large majority of Canadians say the Costa Concordia sinking won’t discourage them from booking a cruise, according to the results of a new poll. The results of the poll, conducted by Ipsos-Reid for Postmedia  News and Global Television, suggest 71 per cent of Canadians believe the Jan. 13 incident was isolated and doesn’t point to broader problems in the cruise industry. Read More

Costa Concordia captain remains under house arrest

USA TODAY
ROME (AP) – An Italian court refused Tuesday to lift an order of house arrest for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off off a Tuscan island last month. The court in Florence rejected two requests: one from prosecutors to jail Schettino and another from Schettino to be freed. Read more