Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction

By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 12 (Reuters) - The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy's highest court for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was originally found guilty in 2015 of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and … [Read more...]

Italian Court Upholds Costa Concordia Captain’s 16-Year Prison Sentence

By Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE, Italy, May 31 (Reuters) - A 16-year prison sentence for the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the deadly 2012 shipwreck was upheld on Tuesday by an Italian appeals court. Francesco Schettino, who was commanding the ship when it hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people, and the prosecutor had … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty, Sentenced to 16 Years

By Silvia Ognibene and Isla Binnie GROSSETO, Italy, Feb 11 (Reuters) - An Italian court sentenced the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2012 shipwreck that killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was commanding the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three … [Read more...]

Schettino Awaits Verdict in Costa Concordia Trial

By Isla Binnie and Gabriele Pileri GROSSETO, Italy, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The former captain of the doomed Costa Concordia on Wednesday gave his final address to a court where he is being tried over the loss of the giant cruiseliner, saying he had been made a scapegoat in a disaster in which 32 people died in January 2012. The court in Grosseto, Italy, may hand down a … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Disaster: Schettino Verdict Expected This Week

A verdict in the trial of former Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino is scheduled to be handed down this week in Grosseto, Italy, marking the end of the only criminal trial stemming from the disaster. Schettino is accused of causing the deaths of 32 people in the 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster and faces charges of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck … [Read more...]