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
News Channel 7 Investigates “Captain of Controversy” Francesco Schettino – Coward or Scapegoat?
Miami news station WSVN – 7 aired an interesting interview with Francesco Schettino last night and asked: Is he a coward who caused 32 people to die the night his ship the Costa Concordia capsized? Or is he is a professional who did all that he could to avert disaster due to mistakes by his…
Costa Concordia’s Captain Schettino Returns to the Sea
The Sun newspaper in the U.K. published a photo this weekend of disgraced Costa Captain Francesco Schettino aboard a power boat in the Mediterranean.
The Sun reports that Captain Schetino "wore swimming trunks as he took to the waves near his home in Sorrento, Italy."
A friend of his was at the helm for a…
Costa Concordia Captain Schettino – Chicken of the Seas
The captain always goes down with the ship, the saying goes.
Or at least the captain is the last to leave a sinking vessel.
But not on the Costa Concordia.
Passengers aboard the stricken Costa cruise ship say that they observed Italian Master Francesco Schettino draped in a blanket aboard a lifeboat heading to safety as the…