Captain Coward fled from sinking cruise liner Costa Concordia leaving 300 passengers and crew to their fate.
- Francesco Schettino was at the command of cruise liner in January 2012
- Catalogue of errors by captain documented in official 176-page dossier
- He faces 20 years in prison for his part in the maritime disaster
Three hundred passengers and crew were still on the sinking cruise ship Concordia as its captain made his escape, the official report on the tragedy has revealed. Among other damning revelations in the 176-page dossier is that the coastguard were not alerted to the incident until they were phoned by a passenger’s mother. Half an hour after the collision, Captain Francesco Schettino had yet to put out a distress signal.
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