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Italy appeals court upholds 16-year sentence for Concordia captain

Florence`s appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 16-year jail term for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off Italy in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

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.

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.

Captain `refused chance` to return to sinking Concordia

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

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.

Captain on trial in Italy wants tests on shipwreck

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

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

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

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

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.

Costa Concordia: Francesco Schettino hears evidence

The case of Francesco Schettino was of such enormous interest that a theatre had to be turned into a courtroom in the Tuscan city of Grosseto.

Phone call distracted Costa Concordia captain

Francesco Schettino described the collision as a "banal accident" in which "destiny" played a role.

Costa Concordia captain negotiating €50,000 deals

The disgraced captain of Costa Concordia is said to be negotiating the price for his interviews with the media.

Costa Concordia captain no more under house arrest

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino has been directed not to leave his hometown during the criminal investigation.