Cruise ship captain faces court

Tuesday, October 16, 2012    

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GROSSETO, Italy — Francesco Schettino (centre), the former captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, leaves the Teatro Moderno theatre in Grosseto where the first hearings are taking place for the January 13 shipwreck which left 32 people dead. The captain of the cruise ship that crashed into an Italian reef appeared to hear evidence against him, while passengers who survived the deadly shipwreck and the families of those who died showed up just "to look him in the eye". The case of Schettino, 51, was of such interest that a theatre had to be turned into a courtroom to accommodate those who had a legitimate claim to be at the closed-door hearing. (Photo: AP)





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