Costa Concordia: Italian court delays hearing, to hear black box
On the tapes he can be heard telling an emergency center official at Costa Cruises, the owner and operator of the ship, about how he’d intended to salute Captain Mario Palombo when he hit a reef, which imbedded in the hull of the Costa Concordia. “It was Palombo who said to me ‘pass close by, pass close by’,” he told Roberto Ferrarini in the emergency center. “I did pass close by and I hit shallow water with the stern. I did it to keep him happy. I’m really devastated.”
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