Moldovan dancer says she fell for Costa Concordia captain

  • Domnica Cemortan told Italian TV Francesco Schettino ‘fascinated’ her
  • 32 people were killed when Costa Concordia hit rocks off Tuscany, Jan 2012
  • Captain Francesco Schettino is charged with dereliction of duty and multiple counts of manslaughter
  • Court heard Cemortan, dancer on the ship’s bridge, was his lover
  • If found guilty of the charges Francesco Schettino will face 20 years in jail

The Moldovan dancer who captivated the captain of the Costa Concordia has told how she fell for him because he was ‘a god on the ship’.

Domnica Cemortan, who was seen flirting with Francesco Schettino shortly before the cruise liner crashed into rocks and sank off the coast of Tuscany, has revealed that she was ‘fascinated’ by him, because he was the captain.

Thirty-two people died in the January 2012 tragedy off the island of Giglio.

Moldovan dancer says she fell for Costa Concordia captain The Daily Mail

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Woman On Bridge Of Costa Concordia Says She Was Captain’s Lover

A Moldovan dancer who was on the bridge of the ill-fated Costa Concordia on the night that it crashed and sank nearly two years ago has admitted in court that she and the captain were lovers, after having repeatedly denied the rumors in public.

Domnica Cemortan, 26, acknowledged her affair “under intense pressure during cross-examination” in the trial of Capt. Francesco Schettino, according to The Telegraph. Schettino is charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 32 people aboard the ship, which hit a rocky shoal off the island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012. He is also accused of abandoning the liner’s 4,200 passengers and crew on the night of the wreck.

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Concordia crewman asked for close pass of isle

A Costa Concordia crew member has testified that the captain was disappointed he hadn’t sailed near enough to a Tuscan island and wanted to get even closer on a second try, an attempt that ended in a shipwreck that killed 32.

Maitre d’ Antonello Tievoli testified Tuesday at Captain Francesco Schettino’s manslaughter trial that he had asked the captain to sail close to the island of Giglio, as a favor to his family who live there. Tievoli said Schettino obliged on Jan. 6, 2012, but decided the Concordia hadn’t been close enough and ordered his No. 2 officer to plot a closer route next time.

Concordia crewman asked for close pass of isle Las Vegas Sun