Record Cocaine Haul Seized from Sailboat Off Portugal’s Coast
By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira ALMADA, Portugal, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tonnes of cocaine from a sailboat on the high seas and...
A woman squats in front of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lying surrounded by cranes outside Giglio harbour July 17, 2013. The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy’s coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after it was delayed by a lawyers’ strike earlier this month. The trial will examine one of the most dramatic marine accidents in recent Italian history, when the huge liner struck a rock outside the port of Giglio in January 2012 and keeled over on to its side, setting off a chaotic night-time evacuation of more than 4,000 passengers and crew. Schettino, accused of abandoning ship before all crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including manslaughter and causing the loss of his ship, which still rests on its side in the Tuscan port. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY – Tags: CRIME LAW MARITIME)
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