A group of technical experts, judges and lawyers set off to board the Costa Concordia on Thursday for an inspection of wrecked ship. The findings of the inspection will provide evidence for the trial of former captain Francesco Schettino, who faces charges of multiple manslaughter and dereliction of duty in connection with the Concordia’s January 2012 shipwrecking off the Tuscan island of Giglio that led to the death of 32 people and the injury of hundreds more. It is the first time the Concordia has been boarded since the successful outcome of a parbuckling operation in September to raise it from its semi-submerged perch off Giglio. The first party inspecting the ship is made up of three judges, court-appointed experts, and lawyers and consultants representing the Concordia’s owner, Costa Cruises. Other groups will inspect it later on Thursday.
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