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.
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".
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.
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.
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.