Wednesday 18 January 2012

Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Disaster: Captain Says He 'Fell Into Lifeboat' And Could Not Escape


The captain of the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia has told investigators he "fell into a lifeboat" during the evacuation and could not get out again. Francesco Schettino gave the excuse during three hours of questioning with an investigating magistrate before he was released from custody and given house arrest. The skipper, 52, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of manslaughter and abandoning the cruise liner while passengers were still onboard. The death toll from Friday night's disaster now stands at 11, while 28 others including 24 passengers and four crew are still missing.