After a nineteen month long trial, the three judges presiding over the Costa Concordia trial sentenced Captain Francisco Schettino to sixteen (16) years in jail for manslaughter, causing the disaster and abandoning ship. The sentence was broken down as follows; ten (10) years for multiple counts of manslaughter, five (5) years for causing the shipwreck
Captain Schettino Changes Course While Costa Concordia Trial Starts & Stops
The criminal trial against Captain Schettino finally started this week but, believe it or not, was suspended due to a national strike of lawyers in Italy.
Captain Schettino showed up for the first day at the theater in Grosseto where the trial will be held. The paparazzi photographed him wearing a snappy blue sports…
Captain Schettino to Tell “Shocking Truth” in New Book
Just when you’d think that the Costa Concordia story could not get any weirder, this week the infamous Captain Francesco Schettino announced that he is writing a book about the events surrounding the disaster. He promises to tell a "completely different story" than what has been reported to date.
So what is the "shocking truth"…
Six Months After Costa Concordia Disaster, Ship Remains Offshore
Video: CBS "Captain Schettino remains the most reviled man in Italy."
Captain Schettino: “I F—ed Up!” – Black Box Reveals the Truth
Yesterday, we discussed Captain Schettino’s paid interview with an Italian news station where he blamed a junior officer for the Concordia disaster, claiming that he entered the bridge only after the cruise ship hit the rocks. He says that he ordered the navigation to be manual in an effort to save the ship.
Paid Over $60,000 for Interview, Captain Schettino Still Can’t Offer Genuine Apology to Concordia Cruise Victims
The big news coming our of Italy as we approach the 6 month anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster is an interview the infamous Francesco Schettino gave to an Italian television channel.
Now that an Italian court has released Captain Schettino from house release and lifted the gag order imposed on him in January, we…
Captain Schettino: The Most Hated Man in the History of Cruising?
Just when you thought this National-Enquirer-like story of the cowardly Costa cruise ship captain could not get any weirder, the Italian magazine Chi published a photograph of Captain Schettino and former cruise dancer/hostess Domnica Cemortan. It seems like the love birds were eating oysters and crab legs at a restaurant about a month before married Capitano Amore wrecked his cruise ship…