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Costa Concordia manoeuvre done before

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A document admitted as evidence to an Italian court on Monday indicated that the dangerous manoeuvre that led to last year’s deadly Costa Concordia shipwreck had been performed before, leading lawyers to suggest that it was standard practice.

The cruise liner crashed against rocks and partly capsized after captain Francesco Schettino made a detour near the Italian island of Giglio, allegedly to please head waiter Antonello Tievoli, whose relatives lived in Giglio.

On Monday, his lawyers submitted to judges trying Schettino a document from the Lloyd’s insurance group -which tracked the Concordia’s movements – showing that Captain Massimo Garbarino also took the vessel near Giglio on 14 August 2011. Massimiliano Gabrielli, a lawyer for survivors and victims’ relatives who backed the submission from the defence counsel, said Lloyds classified the 2011 manoeuvre as a “missed accident,” while ship owners Costa Crociere did not.

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