Italy prosecutors urge jail for Concordia skipper

2017-04-21 09:09

Italian prosecutors have called on the country's highest court to drive home a guilty verdict against Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Lawyer: Concordia captain had time to save all

2015-02-10 19:49

Prosecutors at the 2012 Costa Concordia shipwreck trial are insisting the captain's failure to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship is the sole reason why 32 people died.

Concordia captain sparks anger with seminar

2014-08-06 18:41

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 safety lecture to students.

Captain was 'too calm' in Italy cruise tragedy

2013-10-08 08:02

An Italian crew member has testified that Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was "too calm" during the cruise ship tragedy that claimed 32 lives last year.

Search begins for Concordia's missing

2013-09-24 14:21

The search for two bodies still missing 20 months after Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy has began off the island of Giglio.

Costa Concordia off the rocks

2013-09-16 15:19

Engineers have succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef, where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012.

Strike expected to delay Schettino trial

2013-07-09 09:16

More than 17 months after the Costa Concordia ran aground only now is anyone facing trial for the catastrophe — and even that process is expected to be immediately delayed.

Concordia captain's plea bargain denied

2013-05-14 19:50

Lawyers for the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that ran aground off Italy's Tuscan coast in 2012, killing 32 people, say prosecutors have rejected their bid for a plea bargain.

Costa's captain could face trial

2013-02-25 19:25

An Italian prosecutor has formally requested a manslaughter indictment against the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.


Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy

2015-02-11 20:53

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.

Concordia skipper gets day in court

2014-12-02 16:10

Francesco Schettino, the captain accused of causing the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, has appeared in court.

Concordia captain refused offer to get back to ship

2014-01-27 22:28

The captain of the Costa Concordia refused an offer to get back aboard the cruise liner that he had abandoned before it had been fully evacuated, an Italian court has heard.

Concordia divers find human remains

2013-09-26 16:14

Divers have found human remains near Concordia and will do DNA tests to see if they are victims of the Italian shipwreck.

Costa Concordia to be towed away by mid-2014

2013-09-17 13:21

The Costa Concordia is set to be removed from the shoreline of Giglio Island by mid-2014, experts say, after the wrecked cruise liner was successfully prized from its rocky grave.

Unprecedented salvage of Italy cruise ship starts

2013-09-16 13:04

Workers on have begun trying to lift upright the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on the Italian island of Giglio, in the biggest salvage operation of its kind.

Shipwreck captain Schettino to go on trial

2013-07-05 11:05

Francesco Schettino, captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to go on trial in a few days, facing manslaughter charges over the liner's tragic sinking which cost 32 lives.

Cruise disaster pre-trial hearing in court

2013-04-15 11:04

The deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster is set to return to court in Italy with the start of a series of indictment hearings against six suspects including captain Francesco Schettino.

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