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Cruise disaster: Captain 'neared Italian rocks to greet friend on shore’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/01/2012

Nick Squires, Patrick Sawer and Martin Evans

Italian prosecutors claim Captain Francesco Schettino, 52, had approached the island's coastline in a "carelessly clumsy manner" in the moments before a catastrophic collision with an underwater rock formation that caused the ship to list violently and eventually capsize.

Owners of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship said "preliminary indications" suggested the captain may have been guilty of "significant human error".

The owners added: "We are aware that the lead prosecutor has levelled serious accusations against the ship's Captain, who joined Costa Crociere in 2002 as a Safety Officer and was appointed Captain in 2006, after acting as Staff Captain as well.

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"Cruise disaster: Captain 'neared Italian rocks to greet friend on shore’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cruise-disaster-captain-neared-italian-rocks-to-greet-friend-on-shore-