The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun a 16-year jail sentence for wrecking the ship in a disaster that killed 32 people.
A Florence prosecutor asked an appeals court to sentence former Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino to 27 years for the 2012 shipwreck that left 32 dead off the Isola del Giglio, a Tuscan island.
Former skipper Francesco Schettino was found guilty by a Grosseto court on Wednesday February 11, 2015 of charges related to the January 2012 Costa Concordia disaster off the Tuscan island of Giglio and sentenced to 16 years and one month in prison.
Prosecutors requested a sentence of 26 years in prison for the former Costa Concordia’s captain Francesco Schettino.
Costa Concordia will leave Isola del Giglio this morning at 8. Direction: Genoa Voltri Port. Follow the live streaming.
On 22 July, 2014 the wreck of Costa Concordia will be ready for transportation to its final destination, namely the Port of Genoa Voltri. Take a look to the possible routes.
Concordia refloating operation in progress 24/7. Here the time laps refloating. The wreck has emerged of about 6.5 meters. There are still 6 starboard sponsons to be lowered to their final position.
From the word go, the priority of the Concordia removal project has been to protect the environment of Isola del Giglio, Costa Concordia said in a statement.
The Costa Concordia’s refloating operation can be divided into 4 separate stages. Follow the live twitting operations.
The salvage team have confirmed that the Concordia refloating operation is set to go ahead starting on Monday, July 14.