Costa Concordia’s Francesco Schettino ‘thrown off cruise liner’

The captain of the Costa Concordia did not abandon his ship but was inadvertently “thrown” off the cruise liner during a chaotic evacuation, his lawyer has said at the start of a long-anticipated trial. The trial of Capt Francesco Schettino opened in Grosseto, in Tuscany, the nearest city to the island of Giglio, where the giant ship capsized on the night of January 13, 2012, with the loss of 32 lives.
The 52-year-old captain had not deliberately left hundreds of terrified passengers and crew members to their fate but had been “lightly thrown off” the ship by accident, said Domenico Pepe, his lawyer.

Costa Concordia’s Francesco Schettino ‘thrown off cruise liner’ The Telegraph

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