The Costa Concordia helmsman who failed to turn up to court in early March was discovered by Interpol officers in Indonesia last week.
Jacob Rusil Bin, who was steering the doomed cruise liner when it hit rocks off Giglio, was found in the countryside outside Jakarta.
Mr Rusil Bin is wanted in Italy to testify in the trial of Costa Concordia’s captain Francesco Schettino, however it’s not yet clear whether he will be forced to take the stand.
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The helmsman who was steering the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it crashed in 2012, leaving 32 people dead, has been picked up in Indonesia by international police agency Interpol.
Helmsman Jacob Rusil Bin was found by Interpol in the countryside outside the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Corriere della Sera reported on Wednesday.
Former crew of the Costa Concordia, Rusil Bin was steering the cruise ship when it ran aground off the coast of Tuscany on January 13th 2012 with over 4,000 people on board. The 114,500-ton vessel is still resting off the shore waiting to be towed away, after being turned upright in September in a salvage operation estimated to cost €825 million.
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Costa has been through the mill since the terrible incident with the Costa Concordia. Cruise bookings fell to worryingly levels, which forced the company to issue some never before seen price reductions, some of them felt as though the company was giving them away.
However, they have since bounced back, not to what they once were, but the recovery was always going to be a long process. We know that what happened was a terrible thing, but people still fly on planes even after hearing of a plane crash, and for many people this is the same when hearing that a ship has sunk.
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