Survivors mark 2nd anniversary of Costa Concordia wreck

Survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia are commemorating the second anniversary of the grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people with a candlelight march on Giglio island and a moment of silence in the Italian courtroom where the captain is on trial.

Judges and survivors alike stood in silence Monday morning inside the theatre-turned courtroom where Capt. Francesco Schettino stands accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the Concordia before all passengers had been evacuated. He says he’s innocent and saved lives.

Residents of Giglio are finally seeing the end of their ordeal, with June set as the date to remove the wreck from the island’s port. They received a boost in spirits in September when salvage crews pulled off an unprecedented engineering feat to right the 115-ton, ,000-foot-long wreck in preparation for it to be towed away.

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