Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Skull, other bones found on board Concordia wreck

Skull, other bones found on board Concordia wreck

A skull and other human bones found on board the Concordia wreck are undergoing DNA testing.

According to Italy's ANSA news agency, a coroner is examining the skull to determine if it belonged to a man or a woman, and DNA tests will be conducted.

It is possible the remains are those of crewman Russel Rebello of India, whose body was never recovered. However, more likely they belong to a Sicilian passenger, Maria Grazia Trecarichi, whose remains were found on Deck 3. ANSA said her body was headless and missing a hand.

Trecarichi's remains were the last that were identified, in October 2013.

An ANSA video shows workers and police combing the wreck, which is at Genoa Prà-Voltri port for breaking. The authorities have been making a concerted effort to find Rebello's body, concentrating on the Deck 4 area where colleagues said he may have been when the ship capsized.

Thirty-two people died after Costa Concordia hit the rocks off Giglio in January 2012.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish