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Captain Schettino returns to the Costa Concordia as part of trial

The once captain and his former cruise ship were reunited Thursday when, as part of his trial, Francesco Schettino was taken back abroad the Costa Concordia. It was his first time on the doomed ship since the tragedy that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Trial: Costa Concordia captain delayed so first mate gave orders

On the night of the Costa Concordia tragedy, it was first mate Roberto Bosio who gave the order to abandon ship. As Bosio told the court in the trial of the Captain Francesco Schettino, Schettino refused to.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Engineer: Costa Concordia will be towed from Giglio in June

The engineer in charge of the salvage operation of the now-upright Costa Concordia said Saturday the ship could be removed from the shores of the island of Giglio in June. The ship must be "refloated" first as it now sits on an underwater platform.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 101 years after Titanic sinking: a comparison to Costa Concordia

As I write we are but two weeks shy of the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. Naturally the date won't get the attention that the 100 year anniversary did, but it’s worthy of note.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Costa Concordia hero gets Bulgaria's '2012 Man of the Year' award

The Bulgarian technician credited with saving hundreds of lives on the Costa Concordia has been named his country's 'Man of the Year'. The award was handed out Monday at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia and Petar Petrov's wife and son accepted it for him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

One-year anniversary of Costa Concordia sinking is Sunday

The tragedy of the cruise liner the Costa Concordia turns one-year-old on Jan. 13. Italian authorities will mark the date with a memorial on the island of Giglio, where the ship hit rocks and listed. Sixty-five percent of the ship remains underwater.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Canada's CBC to air talk with Costa Concordia Captain Schettino

The Canadian newsmagazine show, The Fifth Estate, will air an exclusive interview on Friday with the disgraced captain of the doomed Costa Concordia. In the show, Francesco Schettino says the ship's sinking was an accident and that he was not negligent.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Judgement Day for captain of Costa Concordia as hearings to begin

The day of reckoning comes fast for Francesco Schettino, captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia. Preliminary hearings for his impending trial start Monday; he's charged with manslaughter, contravening laws of the sea and abandoning his ship.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino sues to get job back

Only one week before his trial for manslaughter and abandoning his ship is to begin, the captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, has launched a lawsuit. His lawyer said Schettino is suing for wrongful dismissal and wants his job back.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

The wild utterances of Costa Concordia captain on tragic night

Black box recordings from the ill-fated liner the Costa Concordia were published today by the Italian newspaper La Stampa. The transcripts show a confused bridge lead by a captain who one moment lamented his actions, the next praised his heroism.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments
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The Costa Concordia lies waiting to be refloated and to leave the island of Giglio.
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