The Italian Supreme Court this afternoon upheld the conviction and sentence of Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino. He was convicted in 2015, but has been on home confinement pending his appeals. He reported to prison this afternoon to begin serving his 16-year sentence.
Schettino was in command of Costa Concordia on January 13, 2012, when it struck rocks while sailing on an unauthorized course off the coast of Tuscany and partially sank off the coast of Giglio Island. More than 4,229 people were aboard at the time. Thirty-two people died during the confused evacuation of the ship.
The complete story appeared in the May 12 edition of Cruise New Daily.