Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Costa Concordia pays one million euros in plea bargain


Grosseto, April 10 - The Costa Concordia cruise
line on Wednesday paid one million euros in a plea bargain to
free itself of culpability in a criminal trial into Italy's
worst maritime disaster since the Second World War.
But civil cases are still likely to leave it liable to pay
huge sums to the relatives of the 32 victims of the January 2012
sinking off Tuscany after an allegedly rash manouevre by Captain
Francesco Schettino.
The company, which is already being sued in the United
States, paid "an administrative sanction", a formality, to free
itself of hostile claims in an upcoming trial.
In that trial, whose date will be set next week, Costa is
also standing as plaintiff against Schettino, dubbed 'Captain
Coward' for abandoning ship, and several former executives.
The Concordia hit a rock and sank after Schettino took it
close to the island of Giglio to perform a 'salute' to
Schettino, who claims his actions allegedly saved more lives
than were lost, is suing to get his job back.

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