Court President, Judge Giovanni Puliatti, sitting at center, is flanked by judges Sergio Compagnucci, right, and Marco Mezzaluna, left, in the court room of the converted Teatro Moderno theater for his the trial of Captain Francesco Schettino, in Grosseto, Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Wrecked ship captain blames helmsman in Italy case

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia, now on trial over the deadly disaster, blamed his helmsman Monday for botching a last-minute corrective maneuver that he contends could have prevented the […]


Survivors, captain hear Italian shipwreck evidence

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) – A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship. The case […]


Experts fault captain, crew, Costa for Italy wreck

ROME (AP) – Court-appointed experts have squarely blamed the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy for the wreckage and deaths of 32 people, but they also faulted the crew and ship […]



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