The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy two years ago twice refused to go back on the vessel while it was at risk of sinking.
That’s what an official who coordinated the rescue of the passengers testified in court Monday during the trial of Capt. Francesco Schettino, who stands accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship.
Police official Carlo Galli said Schettino insisted he needed to coordinate the rescue from shore rather than climb back on board. This, despite international law that dictates a captain should be the last to leave a sinking ship.
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