Costa Concordia trial could be delayed

A national strike by Italian lawyers could delay the start of the manslaughter trial of the Costa Concordia’s captain, charged for the cruise liner’s deadly shipwreck in January 2012, a court official told AFP.The first hearing will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, but if defendant Francesco Schettino’s lawyers tell the judge they are adhering to the strike, then the trial will get under way only on July 17.

Costa Concordia trial ‘could be delayed’