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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:43 pm

They raised her. No sign of the last two bodies, yet.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Pete » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:16 pm

Salvage operation ....Huge salvage vessel to lift the concordia .
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Love to watch that operation .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24483469
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Every aspect of this is fascinating. I wonder if Schettino will walk.
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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Pete » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:40 pm

They found the two missing bodies .
That skipper needs good jail time in an Italian jail .

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:29 am

The trial is making less news than I thought it would, at least here. There's a witness to Schettino jumping into the lifeboat, not "tripping and falling in" as he said he did.

Capt Francesco Schettino did not “accidentally trip” and fall into a lifeboat, as he has previously claimed, but deliberately jumped to safety before all the Costa Concordia’s 4,200 passengers and crew had been evacuated, an Italian court heard today.

Stefano Iannelli, one of the cruise liner’s officers, said he saw Capt Schettino leap aboard a lifeboat as the giant ship began to list further into the sea after crashing into rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio.

“We found a lifeboat. I jumped on, Schettino had jumped on just before me,” Mr Iannelli, a trainee officer, told a court in Grosseto, Tuscany, where the skipper is on trial for abandoning ship, causing a maritime disaster and multiple counts of manslaughter.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:23 am

The salvage operation is over, and the waters off Giglio are finally clear.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:29 pm

Schettino was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison. He will almost certainly appeal.

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Re: thousands flee cruise ship near Italy ..

Postby Reg » Fri May 12, 2017 10:42 am

Schettino's appeal was denied. He has turned himself in to serve his (well deserved) 16 year prison sentence. This long ordeal is finally over.

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