Friday, May 12, 2017
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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...

May 12, 2017
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Maritime News

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...

May 31, 2016
Total Views: 105

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Maritime News

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...

June 24, 2015
Total Views: 154

Monday, February 9, 2015
News

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.

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 8

Monday, January 26, 2015
News

Prosecutor Seeks 26 Year Prison Sentence for Costa Concordia Captain

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.

January 26, 2015
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
News

New Video Allegedly Shows Costa Concordia Captain Abandoning Ship

Prosecutors in the manslaughter trial of the former captain of the Costa Concordia have presented to the court a new video allegedly showing the captain waiting to board a lifeboat on the night of the 2012 disaster.

December 3, 2014
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Maritime News

Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino Testifies

Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino took the stand Tuesday to offer his first testimony in his own trial on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.

December 2, 2014
Total Views: 70

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
News

Italian Professor in Hot Water for Hosting Costa Concordia Captain

A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome's La Sapienza University, the university said on Wednesday.

August 6, 2014
Total Views: 23

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Interesting

PHOTOS: Disgraced Captain Francesco Schettino Returns to Costa Concordia

Francesco Schettino, former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, returned to the ship on Thursday for the first time since it sank just over two years ago with the loss of 32 lives.

February 27, 2014
Total Views: 43

Maritime News

Two Years Later, Costa Concordia’s Former Captain Returns Aboard

The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, went back on board on Thursday for the first time since the huge cruise liner sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize.

February 27, 2014
Total Views: 342

Monday, December 9, 2013
Interesting

Costa Concordia Trial: Court Hears Schettino’s Now Famous Call with Coast Guard

The Italian Coast Guard officer who famously ordered disgraced Costa Concordia captain Francesco Scehettino to "get back to the ship", took the stand Monday, testifying that hundreds of people were still aboard the heavily listing cruise ship as Schettino fled in a lifeboat.

December 9, 2013
Total Views: 159

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
News

Schettino On Trial: Italian Court Orders New Search of Costa Concordia Wreck

An Italian court on Tuesday called for a new expert examination of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to seek further evidence related to its sinking, accepting a request from the lawyers of the ship's captain and civil parties.

September 24, 2013
Total Views: 92

Monday, September 23, 2013
News

Costa Concordia Captain Looks to Spread Blame

The captain of the Costa Concordia told a court on Monday that a junior officer who was at the wheel at the time shared the blame for the cruise liner disaster that killed 32 people last year.

September 23, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Schettino Lawyers Seek New Expert Survey of Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Lawyers for Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that capsized off Italy's coast killing 32 people, called on Thursday for a new expert survey of the ship's wreck to clarify exactly what caused the deaths.

July 18, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Costa Concordia: Lawyer Strike Delays Schettino Trial

The manslaughter trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, began on Tuesday and was immediately suspended because of a lawyers' strike.

July 9, 2013
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Judge: Costa Concordia Captain to Stand Trial in July

Captain Francesco Schettino will face trial for manslaughter and other charges in July.

May 22, 2013
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
News

Schettino Plea Bargain Rejected, Captain of Costa Concordia will Head to Trial

Captain Francesco Schettino will stand trial on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.

May 14, 2013
Total Views: 42

Monday, April 15, 2013

Italian Prosecutors Pursue Criminal Charges Against Schettino and Other Officers

By Silvia Ognibene GROSSETO, Italy, April 15 (Reuters) – An Italian judge began hearing a request on Monday to send the former captain of the Costa Concordia and five other...

April 15, 2013
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Interesting

Captain Schettino Thinks He Should Get His Job Back

Captain Francesco Schettino has some balls… that is if you don’t count the night he allegedly abandoned ship after running the Costa Concordia aground. Italian media reported Wednesday that Schettino,...

October 10, 2012
Total Views: 12