Costa Concordia captain to miss pre-trial hearing

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A pre-trial hearing for the captain of the Costa Concordia will begin in Italy on Saturday. Francesco Schettino, who’s under house arrest, is facing a string of charges including multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship after the vessel capsized in January.At least 25 people died when the cruise liner was steered too close to the shore, by the Mediterranean island of Giglio. Seven more are unaccounted for.

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Costa Concordia captain could not see radar ‘because he wasn’t wearing his glasses’

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London, Mar 5(ANI): Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was not wearing his glasses when the cruise ship toppled off the Tuscan coast, leading to the death of over 30 people, it has been revealed. According to leaked prosecution evidence, the ship’s first officer, Ciro Ambrosio, described how Captain Francesco Schettino had dined with a Moldovan cruise representative and dancer Domnica Cemortan.

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Angry survivors attend 1st hearing on shipwreck

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AP | Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2012 1:41 pm | (0) Comments People gather outside the Moderno theater in Grosseto, Italy, Saturday, March 3, 2012 for the Costa Concordia shipwreck initial evidence hearing. The Italian prosecutor for the investigation of the Costa Concordia shipwreck says it could take experts three months to analyze the cruise ship’s voice recorder. The first hearing of the criminal investigation into the Costa Concordia’s shipwreck was held in a theater Saturday instead of a courthouse because of high demand, with angry survivors seeking compensation, justice and the truth.

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Italy: Pre-trial hearing into Costa Concordia disaster

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In Italy, all eyes are on a theatre in Tuscany where a preliminary hearing is taking place into the deadly capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. The building is being used because it can hold more than 1000 people. The man accused of causing the tragedy, Captain Francesco Schettino, is not among them. He remains under house arrest at home near Naples.

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Concordia Captain was Without Glasses


It’s been revealed that Captain Francesco Schettino, who was in charge of Costa Concordiaon the night of its tragic shipwreck, wasn’t wearing any glasses when the vessel hit rocks off the coast of Tuscan island of GiglioThis was revealed at the first evidence hearing on Saturday.Due to the shipwreck, 25 people died and 7 remain missing and presumed dead. The Costa Concordia, had 4,200 crew and passengers on board when it shipwrecked.

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