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| ROME, 11 February. /Korr.TASS Alex Bukalov, Faith Shcherbakov /. Captain crashed in January 2012, the cruise liner Costa Concordia Frachesko Schettino sentenced to 16 years in prison. This decision was made on Wednesday by the court of primary jurisdiction in the Italian city of Grosseto process completion lasted almost three years. |
Schettino found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of 32 people killed in the disaster, the sinking of the ship, and that left the ship before the end of the evacuation of all on board.
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The authorities of the island of Giglio assessed the damage from the collapse of Costa Concordia in the € 125-189 million
In addition, the court sentenced the ex-captain to pay large financial compensation for a large group of passengers and huge fines a number of public institutions and organizations, including the Tuscan Regional Administration and the Ministry of the Environment.
Schettino's lawyers tried to prove that the loss of life entailed not the fact of the accident, and failure of the liner system security.
Schettino himself in his final statement the defendant claimed that he was the "victim of the economic interests", and the process had to appear he is not alone, but the whole "organization", which is not in compliance with safety standards.
Now the parties have the opportunity to appeal the verdict in the appeal, and then the Cassation Courts.
Prosecutors demanded 26 years of imprisonment
Italian prosecutors demanded 26 years of imprisonment for Francesco Schettino. Indictment prosecutors lasted a total of more than 11 hours. According to prosecutors, in an event solely to blame Schettino, who not only failed to ensure the safety of the people entrusted to him, but also created the conditions for disaster. Moreover, the public prosecutor Alessandro Leopitstsi pointed out that the ship was in good condition and the disaster provoked incompetence and error Schettino, who misjudged the route coordinates.