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Costa Concordia captain lashes out on shipwreck return

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:01

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:18

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.

Captain `refused chance` to return to sinking Concordia

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 01:22

An official coordinating the rescue from Italy`s stricken cruise ship told a court Monday that the captain, accused of abandoning ship, refused twice to be taken back on board after making it safely to dry land.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:12

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.

Italy’s Costa Concordia detached from rocks

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 09:57

Twenty months after it ran aground, the 114,000 tonnes ship Cost Concordia has been detached from rocks, as the operation to right the ship gathered momentum, officials said Monday.

Costa Concordia shipwreck: Five found guilty

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 19:03

An Italian court has convicted five people of manslaughter over the deadly 2012 Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy on Saturday, BBC reported.

Captain on trial in Italy wants tests on shipwreck

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 09:53

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia has asked the judge at his manslaughter trial to order tests on the cruiseliner`s wreckage.

Shipwreck captain`s trial resumes in Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:32

The trial of cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino resumed on Wednesday, with the defendant dubbed "Italy`s most hated man" facing 20 years in prison for a spectacular 2012 wreck in which 32 people lost their lives.

Trial on Italy cruise wreck adjourned to July 17

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 14:45

The trial of Francesco Schettino, captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship, was adjourned to July 17 shortly after opening in the Italian city of Grosseto Tuesday because of a national lawyers` strike.

No plea bargain for captain in Italian shipwreck

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.

Cruise ship disaster pre-trial hearings due in Italy

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 14:04

The deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster returns to court in Italy with the start of a long series of indictment hearings against six suspects.

Captain of ill-fated Costa Concordia has no regret

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.