A year and a half after the cruise ship Costa Concordia deadly accident, the trial of the captain, Francesco Schettino, has begun, in Italy. France 3 carried this report.
The ship of dreams turned to nightmare on 13 January last year. More than 4,000 people were on board. They were in deadly danger, Spanish TVE television reported.
The total salvage cost has been re-estimated upward, to some 400 million euros. That consists of refloating the ship and taking it to a still undefined port, France 2 reported.
Giglio presents itself as tourist heaven. Since the Concordia sank the wreck has been a dubious attraction. Swiss RSI television reported.