Captain of Costa Concordia Sentenced to  16 Years for Manslaughter

Captain Francesco Schettino, the man who was at the helm of the Costa Concordia when the cruise ship hit a reef off of the coast of Italy in 2012, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to a little over 16 years in prison. The trial lasted 19 months and Schettino was found guilty ofContinue reading “Captain of Costa Concordia Sentenced to  16 Years for Manslaughter”

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Concordia captain to return to wreck

By Phil Davies  The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia is due to return to the wreck today (Thursday). Judges in the city of Grosseto agreed to a request by lawyers for Francesco Schettino, who demanded that he takes part in a survey of the ship. The request came as a team of lawyers andContinue reading “Concordia captain to return to wreck”

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‘I messed up’, Concordia captain said after hitting rocks

‘I messed up’, Concordia captain said after hitting rocks By Phil Davies A detailed version of events on the bridge of Costa Concordia in the minutes leading up to the ship crashing into rocks has been relayed to a court in Italy. Captain Francesco Schettino ordered his navigator to change route from its designated courseContinue reading “‘I messed up’, Concordia captain said after hitting rocks”

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