Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Costa Concordia captain says owed apology

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Rome, November 16 - The captain of Italia cruise
liner Costa Concordia that hit a Tuscan island in January
killing 32 people on Friday said he expected an apology from all
those who called him 'captain coward' for abandoning ship.
"All I read about me are indecent falsehoods," Francesco
Schettino told Il Giornale daily.
"There is evidence that tells a completely different
story...they want to make me out as a coward but that's not so.
I didn't abandon ship".
Schettino, who is facing a possible indictment for multiple
manslaughter, claimed he had saved "dozens" of lives through a
last-minute manoeuvre that made the impact on the rocks of
Giglio Island less strong than it would otherwise have been.
He said he was writing a book that would give the lie to
several headline-grabbing elements of the story, including a
taped conversation in which he was urged to "get back on board,
dammit".

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