- 32 people were killed when Costa Concordia hit rocks off coast of Tuscany in January 2012
- Captain Francesco Schettino is charged with dereliction of duty and multiple counts of manslaughter
- Court heard he ordered the ship to speed up in run-up to disaster
- Said to react with disbelief, asking fellow officers, ‘Did we hit a reef?’
- If convinced he will face 20 years in jail Read More
The sinking of the Costa Concordia in January last year is one of the worst maritime disasters in living memory, with 32 passengers tragically losing their lives.
Now new insight into the frantic moments before the cruise liner hit rocks just off the island of Giglio in Italy have been revealed.
The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, is said to have cried out ‘Madonna, what have I done?’, as the cruise liner hurtled into rocks off the coast of Tuscany, an Italian has court heard.