Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino. Prosecution in the captain’s trial for multiple manslaughter and causing the shipwreck of the luxury liner has recommended a prison sentence of 26-years. Photograph: Tiziana Fabitiziana/AFP/Getty Images

“May God have pity on Schettino because we cannot.”With those words, the public prosecution asked that a 26-year prison sentence be imposed on Frances(...)

A file  aerial photograph  of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island on  August 26th, 2013. The last body missing following the crash of the vessel was discovered today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Files/Reuters.

Almost three years after the sinking of the luxury liner, the Costa Concordia, the body of the last person unaccounted for, namely Indian waiter Russe(...)

Refloated: people watch as the Costa Concordia is towed away from Giglio this week. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images

On the lovely Italian island of Giglio they have been dealing with shipwrecks for quite some time. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of Etrus(...)

A Grimaldi lines ship sails in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia during the refloat operation at Giglio Island. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/ Reuters

From a distance, she looks like a huge patched-up travel trunk that someone has dumped in the sea. Up close, it is difficult to be sure that she is ac(...)

The ‘Costa Concordia’ being prepared to be towed off the coast near the port of Giglio in Italy yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Alessandro di Meo

It is all systems go, ready for lift off and keep your fingers crossed on the island of Giglio this morning when salvage experts attempt yet anothe(...)

A firefighter helicopter flies over the Costa Concordia cruise ship after it ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 19th, 2012. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner which ran aground off the island of Giglio with the loss of 32 lives(...)