Costa Concordia captain Schettino sentenced to 16 years

An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, to 16 years and one month in prison for his role in the shipwreck that claimed 32 lives.

Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy over fatal shipwreck

 Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino broke down in tears in court on Wednesday as he made an emotional last-ditch appeal to judges to clear him of causing the 2012 disaster.

Costa Concordia captain Schettino awaits verdict

Francesco Schettino, former captain of the Costa Concordia, could be given up to 26 years in prison on charges of causing the shipwreck in which 32 people died when the huge cruiseship ran aground and sank in January 2012.

Costa Concordia skipper claims he may have saved lives

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino claimed today that his decision to delay evacuation of the stricken cruise ship may actually have saved lives in the 2012 disaster.

Italy`s shipwreck captain sparks anger with seminar

Italy`s notorious shipwreck captain, accused of a fatal delay in sounding the alarm as his Costa Concordia cruise liner sank, has sparked outrage by giving a lecture to students on best emergency practices.

Costa Concordia completes its voyage to the scrap yard

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port on Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.

Costa Concordia nears Italian port to be broken up for scrap

The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived on Sunday off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after the cruise liner ran aground and sank near the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people.

Italy`s sunken ship towed away

The wreck of Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner left the Italian island of Giglio and began its final journey towards the port of Genoa Wednesday, where it will be dismantled.

Costa Concordia begins final journey to Genoa

Italy`s wrecked Costa Concordia ship began its last voyage to the port of Genoa on Wednesday in one of the biggest maritime operation.

Final chains attached to Italy cruise wreck

The final chains were being attached to Italy`s shipwrecked Costa Concordia on Tuesday, as salvage workers prepared to refloat and tow away the giant cruise liner later this week.

Italy luxury liner floats for first time since shipwreck

Italy`s ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time on Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-coloured hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of Giglio as an unprecedented salvage operation began.

Italy Costa Concordia cruise wreck salvage: Facts and figures

The operation to refloat the wreck of Italy`s Costa Concordia cruise ship due to begin on Monday is the biggest salvage project of its kind ever attempted.

Italy cruise ship wreck set to rise from waves

The refloating of Italy`s ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to begin on Monday, and the body of one of the victims, Indian waiter Russel Rebello, still missing may be found during the dismantling of the vessel.

Italy cruise survivors testify for first time

Survivors of Italy`s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster began testifying for the first time on Monday at the trial of its captain Francesco Schettino.

Costa Concordia captain lashes out on shipwreck return

Italian captain Francesco Schettino lashed out at a media "frenzy" on Thursday after his first return to the Costa Concordia, saying people who accused him of abandoning the ship had not understood "a bloody thing".

Islanders shrug as Italy`s shipwreck captain returns

Residents of Italy`s Giglio Island reacted with mixed emotions to the first return visit by captain Francesco Schettino since a tragedy in which 32 people on his Costa Concordia cruise ship died.

Experts board doomed Italy liner in search of evidence

A team of experts climbed aboard the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner for the first time on Thursday, looking for evidence of what happened the night of the fatal crash which killed 32 people.

‘Costa Concordia cruise liner could be re-floated by June’

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner could be re-floated by June 2014, the engineer overseeing the long-delayed salvage operation off the Italian island of Giglio said on Saturday.

Shipwreck captain `jumped off` sinking Costa Concordia

A trainee officer on board the Costa Concordia when it sank off an Italian island last year told a court on Monday that the captain jumped to safety.

Costa Concordia`s dancer admits being on bridge with lover captain

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.