Costa Concordia captain ‘made a mess’

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner ran his hands through his hair and said ‘I made a mess’ after crashing against rocks following a risky manoeuvre, an Italian court has been told.

The Concordia ran aground and capsized near Giglio on January 13, 2012, killing 32 of the 4229 people on board. Captain Francesco Schettino is accused of having steered the ship close to the island to perform a stunt – a so-called ‘bow’.

‘I looked at the nautical map and I saw that we were … close to Giglio’s reefs,’ First Deck Officer Giovanni Iaccarino said.

‘I looked at the panel and it was full of red lights.

‘Then Commander Schettino ran his hands through his hair and said: ‘I made a mess.”

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