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Italian Maritime Authorities’ Release Official Costa Concordia Grounding

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The report reveals that the former Captain of the Costa Concordia, Captain Francesco Schettino, was in command of the vessel in January 2012 when it hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people, with a catalogue of errors by the captain documented in the report. Captain Schettino, who is charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship and potentially facing 20 years in prison for his part in the maritime disaster off the island of Giglio, is blamed not only for causing the accident, but also for delaying the evacuation, leaving 300 passengers on board, when he boarded a lifeboat, with 80 still fighting for their lives when he was already ashore.

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