Costa Concordia: court hears moment captain was told to ‘get back on board’


Gregorio De Falco, who uttered the famous “Get back on board, for f—‘s sake”, comes face to face with Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia

An Italian court was played a tape-recorded exchange on Monday in which Capt Francesco Schettino of the Costa Concordia was told “Get back on board, for f—‘s sake”, by a furious Coast Guard officer hours after the ship rammed into rocks off the island of Giglio.
The order, which subsequently became a talking point in Italy and adorned specially made T-shirts and posters, was given by an incredulous Gregorio De Falco after he found out that Capt Schettino had jumped into a lifeboat while hundreds of passengers and crew were still on board the stricken cruise ship.

The two men came face to face in court for the first time since the capsizing of the Concordia nearly two years ago.

Costa Concordia: court hears moment captain was told to ‘get back on board’ The Telegraph

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