Francesco Schettino, the erstwhile captain of the Costa Concordia—the ill-fated cruise ship that still lies in a heap off the Tuscan island of Giglio—faced his accusers and a handful of passengers in a closed-door preliminary hearing in Grosseto. Schettino was the captain of the Costa Concordia when it crashed into an outcropping off Giglio last Jan. 13. Thirty-two people died. Few dispute that Francesco Schettino was responsible for wrecking the Costa Concordia. The tougher question for a judge bringing charges is who is most responsible for the botched evacuation and 32 deaths, Barbie Latza Nadeau reports. Read More Daily Beast Read More Washington Post Read More USA Today Read More Christian Science Monitor Read More kgmi Read More The Age Read More LLoyds
(CBS News) A preliminary hearing began Monday in the case of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast last January, killing 32 people. The proceedings are based on evidence from the ship’s black box recordings. Documents before the court run to 270 pages, including navigational details and conversations on the bridge of the Costa Concordia.
The massive carcass of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is still rusting and rotting off the Tuscan island of Giglio nine months after it struck an outcropping and ran aground in what is one of the largest passenger shipwrecks of all time. As crews struggle with the ship’s remains and seek two still-missing passengers, the Italian cruise liner’s feckless captain and his officers are facing the legal consequences. Thirty-two of the 4,200 people onboard were killed in the disaster, including two Americans from Minnesota. Two bodies—those of an Indian waiter and a Sicilian woman—have yet to be recovered, still reportedly pinned between the ship and the rocks it rests on.
NBCNews.com Costa Concordia cruise ship captain says sacking unfair. The captain of the Costa Concordia which ran into a rock and capsized off the Italian coast in January, killing up to 32 people, has sued for wrongful dismissal, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Italian Francesco Schettino was not only fired by Costa Cruises but is accused by prosecutors of causing the accident by sailing the luxury cruise liner too close to shore.He faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship and preliminary hearings will begin on Oct. 15.
Telegraph.co.uk “Costa Crociere confirms that it has concluded the disciplinary procedure against Schettino, following the sinking of the Costa Concordia, ordering his dismissal,” the company said in a statement. The captain has claimed that he managed to save lives
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The cost to remove the wreck of the Rena is second only to the cruise ship Costa Concordiain the Mediterranean, which is the most expensive in the world, says salvor Francis Leckey. It could be at least another 12 to 18 months before salvage operations are completed and the wreck of the Rena is removed. The Rena, a Liberian-flagged, Greece-owned container ship ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off New Zealand’s Tauranga coast on October 5 last year.
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out on a charter boat with 40 people aboard off the Carolina coast. The fire was reported in the engine of the 75-foot West Wind late Wednesday when the vessel was about 11 miles off Little River. There were no injuries reported.
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A BEVERLEY company is part of team tasked with salvaging the Costa Concordia after securing the biggest contracts in its history. Dalby Offshore Limited has been awarded a multi-million contract to help salvage and raise the ill-fated vessel from the .
Bulgarian sailor Petar Petrov on Monday received the European Parliament’s EU Citizen 2012 award for his role in evacuating passengers from the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner in January. Petrov did six runs with a lifeboat between the wrecked
Novinite.com Bulgarian cruise ship technician Petar Petrov, who saved hundreds of people aboard Costa Concordia cruise liner, will be awarded Monday the European Citizen of the European Parliament Prize. Petrov will receive the award by Bulgaria’s EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, who will be the official guest of the event, held in the building of the Parliament in downtown Sofia.