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Costa Concordia: Shipment of Mob drugs was hidden aboard cruise liner

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said.

’Ndrangheta, the feared Calabrian crime syndicate, had its drugs hidden aboard the huge… 254 more words

Trade

CASUALTIES: SCHETTINO AND FUNCHAL

This week brought an endgame of sorts to a duo of needless, long drawn out, totally depressing events in the maritime community. And, worse still, one of these resulted in the irreplacable loss of thirty two innocent people. 658 more words

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Fear and Loathing

Cowards die many times before their deaths / The valiant never taste of death but once – Shakespeare

Spare a thought, if you can, for Captain Francesco Schettino, master of the ill-fated Italian cruise ship… 645 more words

Culture

Captain Coward - Francesco Schettino - sentenced to 16 years in prison for manslaughter in Costa Concordia tragedy

BBC: The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Captain Francesco Schettino was at the helm when the ship hit rocks and sank in 2012, killing 32 people. 27 more words

Crime

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — A court convicted the Costa Concordia’s commander of the manslaughter deaths of 32 people in the cruise liner’s capsizing off the Italian coast and sentenced him Wednesday to some 16 years in prison, blaming him for causing the 2012 shipwreck and for doing what sea captains should never do — abandoning ship while passengers and crew were still aboard. 775 more words

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Calgary’s Costa Concordia survivor says she can’t forgive captain

CALGARY – The captain held responsible for sinking a cruise ship that killed 32 people near Italy three years ago was sentenced to 16 years behind bars… 287 more words

World

Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced To 16 Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship will be spending 16 years in an Italian prison.

Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew members. 55 more words

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