The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the island of Giglio, on January 14th, 2012. File photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images

The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy’s highest court for his role in the vess(...)

Costa Concordia’s captain Francesco Schettino arrives in the courthouse for the last day of his trial on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP.

A court in Grosseto on Wednesday sentenced the captain of the shipwrecked liner the Costa Concordia, to 16 years and one month in prison. In an extrao(...)

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(...)

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino (R) stands in the courthouse in Grosseto, Italy, before the start of his trial today. Photograph: EPA

The Costa Concordia cruise ship captain has given evidence in court for the first time about the 2012 shipwreck off an Italian island that killed 32 p(...)

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(...)

Wrecked  Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia in front of Genoa’s port this morning. The Costa Concordia has arrived in Genoa, where dismantling operations are predicted to last two years. Photograph: EPA

This afternoon, the stricken luxury liner, the Costa Concordia, will conclude her last voyage when she finally docks in the port of Genoa, prior to de(...)

 The wrecked ship Costa Concordia  during the refloating operations in  Isola del Giglio, Italy today. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images

You could hardly say that she was up and running but the operation to refloat the sunken cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, finally got under way at a(...)

Capt Francesco Schettino, seen here in an undated file photo, said he did all he could for his “blessed passengers”. Photograph: Reuters

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the luxury liner Costa Concordia which sank with the loss of 32 lives off the coast of the island of Giglio in Jan(...)

A woman in a swimsuit walks in front of the wreckage of the Costa Concordia on September 13, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

Thirty massive tanks filled with air will lift the hulk of the Costa Concordia off the seabed in June so it can be towed away from the Italian island(...)

An undated file photo of Capt Francesco Schettino, who  stands accused of multiple manslaughter following the sinking of the Costa Concordia in January 2012. Photograph: Reuters

Domnica Cemortan, the Moldovan woman who was on the bridge of the Costa Concordia on the January night last year when the cruise ship ran aground, adm(...)

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