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Concordia Sinking: Captain's trial raises question of company's responsibility

When the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Tuscany three years ago last month, blame quickly fell on the ship's captain who was accused of causing the disaster by recklessness and compounding it by abandoning the ship while others waited for rescue.

 

Now, as Francesco Schettino's 18-month-long trial on those charges draws to an end, he—and survivors and relatives of the 32 who died—are questioning whether the blame is all his, or whether the company, a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise line, should be held accountable for non-working equipment, failures of other crew members who spoke neither Italian nor English and more.

 

More DETAILS in this Associated Press story.

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