Costa a plaintiff in case against captain

2012-01-19 15:43

Rome - Europe's biggest cruise operator has constituted itself as a plaintiff in the case against the captain of its doomed Costa Concordia liner, the company's lawyer told Italian media on Thursday.

Genoa-based Costa Crociere "has become the plaintiff", lawyer Marco De Luca said on SkyTG24 news channel. He added that captain Francesco Schettino, who is under house arrest, had been officially suspended from his duties.