Costa Concordia captain guilty of manslaughter, sentenced to 16 years


(GROSSETO, Italy) — An Italian court convicted the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia on Wednesday for his role in the 2012 shipwreck that killed 32 people, The Guardian reported. Francesco Schettino was found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. The ruling came just hours after Schettino made a tearful plea for leniency, telling the court that he had “partly died” on the night the ship ran aground and capsized.

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By Professional Mariner Staff