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#Francesco Schettino

# francesco-schettino - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Costa Concordia captain says others are to blame for ship crash which killed 32

The prosecution is simultaneously appealing last year’s sentence, maintaining that Schettino should have been given 26 years.

# francesco-schettino - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter

Prosecutors had branded him a ‘reckless idiot’.

# francesco-schettino - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Costa Concordia captain denies trying to impress Moldovan dancer with island sail-by

Francesco Schettino says he was “trying to catch three pigeons with one bean.”

# francesco-schettino - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

"Most hated man in Italy" goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking

The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.

# francesco-schettino - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Captain of Costa Concordia to face trial for manslaughter of 32 people

Francesco Schettino faces 20 years if convicted.

# francesco-schettino - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Costa Concordia: Former captain faces survivors at pre-trial

Dozens of survivors are suing ship owner Costa Crociere and its US parent company Carnival Corporation for hundreds of millions of dollars.

# francesco-schettino - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

# francesco-schettino - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Costa Concordia captain 'sorry' over disaster

Speaking on Italian TV, Francesco Schettino says he was sorry that 32 people died when his ship ran aground in January – but also blamed “destiny” for the tragedy.

# francesco-schettino - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Captain of Costa Concordia 'wasn't wearing his glasses'

Francesco Schettino also ordered officers to lie to coastguards after the accident, an inquiry has been told.

# francesco-schettino - Monday 30 January, 2012

Group of Costa Concordia survivors to sue company for €350m Costa Concordia This post contains videos

Group of Costa Concordia survivors to sue company for €350m

A group of six people are launching a multi-million euro lawsuit against the owner of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, saying that the experience will ‘never leave’ them.

# francesco-schettino - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Seventeenth body found underwater in Costa Concordia

Meanwhile, a fuel pumping operation scheduled to begin today has been set back by bad weather.

# francesco-schettino - Friday 27 January, 2012

Costa Concordia company offers compensation to passengers

Passengers who survived this month’s tragedy off the Italian coast have been offered €11,000 each in compensation by the company that owns the Costa Concordia.

# francesco-schettino - Monday 23 January, 2012

Two more bodies recovered from Costa Concordia

As the death toll of the cruise ship crash hits 15, Italian officials say the operation to pump fuel off the ship can begin.

# francesco-schettino - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Wolves and Wahlberg: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Wolves and Wahlberg: The week in quotes

They said what? looks back at the week in words.

# francesco-schettino - Friday 20 January, 2012

Video: Costa Concordia crew member defends captain Costa Concordia This post contains videos

Video: Costa Concordia crew member defends captain

The search for survivors was suspended again today after the ship shifted overnight

# francesco-schettino - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Hopes of finding more Costa Concordia survivors fading

The search for survivors was suspended yesterday because the ship had moved in the water.

# francesco-schettino - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Costa Concordia: Search suspended as ship shifts

The Italian coastguard has been forced to suspend the search for missing people after the capsized vessel began to shift, sparking fears it may slide into deeper waters.

# francesco-schettino - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Italian captain being placed under house arrest

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has left jail and been placed under house arrest tonight – as the official death toll from the tragedy rises to 11.

Five more bodies found in Costa Concordia

“Get going – there are already corpses”: Costa Concordia captain ordered back to ship by Italian port official.

29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues Costa Concordia This post contains videos

29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues

Meanwhile, the Italian environment minister has expressed concern that the ship could start leaking oil.

# francesco-schettino - Monday 16 January, 2012

'Significant human error' led to capsizing of Costa Concordia vessel

The Italian owner of the ship was highly critical of its captain in a statement issued yesterday. Francesco Schettino is being held on suspicion of manslaughter.