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Domnica Cemortan described Schettino as a hero for bringing the ship nearer to shore, rather than letting it sink out in the sea, the Mirror reports.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:50
Captain Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before all 4,200 passengers and crew were evacuated.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 13:39
He blamed others on the bridge for failing to inform him of the situation in time, and then of botching his orders once he tried to steer clear of the reef.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 16:26
A list of those confirmed dead or missing in the grounding of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off Italy.
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