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.

Tearful Schettino paints himself as a Concordia scapegoat

Tearful Schettino paints himself as a Concordia scapegoat

The Costa Concordia captain's defense attorney called Francesco Schettino a victim of the January 2012 shipwreck where 32 people died. 

According to Italy's ANSA news service, Schettino on Wednesday told the Grosseto court where he's being tried that he 'also died' when the ship hit the rocks off Giglio, and broke into sobs when describing his pain.

AFP reported the captain claimed he was being made the scapegoat for the grounding.

Prosecutors are seeking a 26-year prison term for Schettino, who is charged with manslaughter, shipwreck and abandoning ship.

A verdict is expected soon.

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