Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s interview with disgraced Captain Schettino airs tonight in a program entitled the "Captain’s Tale" produced by the CBC’s Fifth Estate.
The Costa captain states that he doesn’t understand why the disaster is being treated like a crime. He blames others for striking the rocks, explains that he delayed the evacuation of the cruise ship because he did not want to cause "mass hysteria," and denies that he abandoned ship.
Portions of the interview are below. The full interview on CBC will be shown tonight.