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 to Release Book About 2012 Disaster

  Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story.  Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. In February, Schettino was … [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...]

Prosecutor Seeks 26 Year Prison Sentence for Costa Concordia Captain

By Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to … [Read more...]