The captain Francesco Schettino is accused by prosecutors of having abandoned about 300 people, not only passengers of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. He has considered unable to provide for themselves during the disaster occurred during the night of January 13 in front of the Island of Giglio in Tuscany, Italy. The prosecution disputes that Schettino should have to take care of them as commander of the ship. This allegation is in addition to those culpable of multiple murder, shipwreck and abandon ship.
”I have seen a person so much tried by this affair, which did not give me the impression of being neither a coward nor a criminal, I have indeed seen a deeply troubled,”, told the attorney of Captain Schettino, lawyer Bruno Leporatti. Schettino is now under house arrest.
Five bodies yesterday were found inside Costa Concordia. Other six people have died after the cruise ship ran aground on the cost of Isola del Giglio, in Tuscany.
Italian coast guard officials say the number of people missing from the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is now 28. Read the entire list: Dintrono Maria, Girolamo Giuseppe, membro equipaggio, Trecarichi Maria Grazia, Virzi’ Luisa Antonia, Arlotti Dayana, Arlotti Williams. Germania: Bauer Elisabeth (f), Ganz Christina Mathi (f), Ganz Norbert Josef (m), Goergens Gertrud (f), Grube Gabriele (f), Hoer Egon (m), Neth Margarethe (f), Schall Inge (f), Stumpf Siglinde (f), Werp Brunhild (f), Werp Josef (m), Galle Horst (m), Schroeter Margrit (f). Francia: Blemand Michael (m), Gannard Jeanne (f), Gregoire Pierre (m), Litzler Mylene (f). Ungheria: Feher Sandor (m), membro equipaggio. India: Rebello Russel Terence (m), membro dell’equipaggio. Peru: Soriamolina Erika Fani (f), membro dell’equipaggio. Usa: Heil Barbara (f), Heil Gerald (m).
”The research of Gerald and Barbara Ann Heil continue. Anyone with information is asked to give notice by mail.” The U.S. Embassy in Rome has launched, through Twitter, a call for research of the two Americans still unaccounted for.
In the last hour is always more concrete the risk that the ship Costa concordia, sank last Friday, slides to a depth deeper than 70 meters and unfortunately there are no mechanical means to detain the ship. It is feared the risk of environmental tragedy.
Watch and listen the dialogue between capt. Francesco Schettino and Italian authorities. An Italian coast guard official vehemently demanded that the captain go back to his crippled cruise ship to oversee its evacuation, but the captain repeatedly resisted.