Divers resumed the search for 21 people still missing a week after the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast, close to Isola del Giglio. Italian authorities are worried about seas forecast. The rough sea could stop the operation for recovery passengers and oil still in the vassel. The number of confirmed deaths are 11.
The captain Francesco Schettino is accused by prosecutors of having abandoned about 300 people. He has considered unable to provide for themselves during the disaster occurred during the night of January 13 off the Tuscan coast. 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 worried by this tragedy, which did not give me the impression of being neither a coward nor a criminal, I have indeed seen him deeply troubled,” told the attorney of Captain Schettino, lawyer Bruno Leporatti. Schettino is now under house arrest in Sorrento, Italy. Follow the latest news on this issue linking to the sidebar in the Florence Daily News homepage, by Associated Press.