Costa Concordia captain ‘distracted by phone call’ before disaster struck

by Blog Burger on July 11, 2012

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has said he was distracted by a phone conversation shortly before the cruise liner crashed into a reef off an Italian island and capsized, killing 32 people. Captain Francesco Schettino of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia Photo: AP 7:11AM BST 11 Jul 2012 Francesco Schettino described the collision to private Italian TV channel Canale 5 as a “banal accident” in which “destiny” played a role. An Italian judge last week lifted Mr Schettino’s house arrest order, but said he must remain in his hometown near Naples during a criminal investigation in which he is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the liner while many… – International English News

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