Captain Francesco Schettino tells Bob McKeown more about what happened during his call with the Italian Coast Guard. As the biggest salvage operation in modern history gets underway, Bob McKeown revisits the cruise liner disaster with the revealing exclusive first in-depth interview with the Captain…
L’avvocato Bruno Leporatti di Grosseto ha rinunciato alla difesa del comandante della Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino. La notizia è riportata da alcuni giornali locali che non riferiscono i motivi della decisione di Leporatti, difensore di Schettino fin dall’inizio della vicenda quando il comandante fu fermato all’Isola del Giglio all’indomani del naufragio del 13 gennaio scorso.
DigitalJournal.com Costa Cruises, the owner/operator of the Costa Concordia, which went down nearly a year ago with the loss of 32 passengers and crew, is building a replacement. The construction of the 132,500 ton Costa Diadema began in Italy Monday. The ship is being constructed in the Fincantieri shipyard and will carry 4,947 passengers.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s interview with disgraced Captain Schettino. The Costa captain states that he doesn’t understand why the disaster is being treated like a crime. He blames others for striking the rocks, explains that he delayed the evacuation of the cruise ship because he did not want to cause “mass hysteria,” and denies that he abandoned ship.
The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia’s captain suggests he has been unfairly blamed for both the shipwreck that killed 32 people and for appearing to abandon ship prematurely, CBC’s the fifth estate reports in an exclusive documentary airing Friday. Read More CBCNews
In a combination of idiocy and breathtaking hubris, captain Francesco Schettino steered the Costa Concordia close to the Italian island of Isola del Giglio for a so-called “near-shore salute.” The Concordia hit a reef and capsized, and 32 of the 4,252 people aboard died in the ensuing chaos. Worse still: Schettino abandoned the ship early, claiming he “fell” into a lifeboat.
It’s been nearly a year since the Costa Concordia cruise ship struck a rock and sank off the coast of Italy, leaving 32 passengers and crew dead. The captain’s been charged with manslaughter, and now the biggest salvage operation in history is under way.
ITV News Ship safety regulations are to be tightened following the Costa Concordia disaster – but it could be many months before some of the regulations take effect. Safety drills and lifeboat loading are among the measures announced by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). 32 lives were lost when the Italian cruise liner turned on its side after striking rocks off the Italian coast in January.
Italy has given an update on its technical investigation into the grounding ofCosta Concordiaand its preliminary recommendations include amending the Safety of Life at Sea Convention.The Italian Maritime Investigation Authority presented its initial findings at the International Maritime Organization’s 91st Maritime Safety Committee yesterday. It is six months exactly since Italy reported to the MSC in May. However, the authority said the situation had changed. Read More InterManager