Costa Concordia: Flee? I just tripped into a lifeboat, says captain
Schettino, 52, told investigating magistrates that the Costa Concordia was listing so violently there was nothing he could do to get back on board once he had tumbled off and into the safety of a rescue craft.
He admitted however, that he made a mistake as he approached the island of Giglio to perform a salute for a friend, turning too late and ending up in shallow water where the liner struck a rocky outcrop and eventually capsized.
An off-duty captain who stepped in to help co-ordination the evacuation spoke out yesterday to condemn Mr Schettino's actions, describing the disaster as a heartache that I will carry with me forever.
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"Costa Concordia: Flee? I just tripped into a lifeboat, says captain", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 25/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/costa-concordia-flee-i-just-tripped-into-a-lifeboat-says-captain