Prison is probably a better option

Prison might be a better bet for this bloke. At least his missus won’t be able to castrate him for borrowing a Moldovan dancer’s knickers.

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia could be sentenced to a cumulative total of more than 2,500 years in prison if convicted of causing a shipwreck, abandoning ship and multiple counts of manslaughter, it emerged on Monday.

The length of sentence was calculated by Italian newspapers, which totted up the jail terms that Capt Francesco Schettino could face if convicted on all the charges that are expected to be brought against him.

He could face an eight year jail sentence for every one of the 300 passengers and crew he allegedly left on the crippled vessel when it grounded on the shores of Giglio island on the night of Jan 13.

He reportedly escaped in a lifeboat and watched the rest of the evacuation from shore.

He would face an additional 15 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter and another 10 years if found guilty of causing the shipwreck.

A total of 32 people are now feared to have died in the accident, which happened when the 950ft-long vessel sailed too close to Giglio’s rocky coast at the beginning of a week-long Mediterranean cruise.

A court in Florence on Monday heard a request by prosecutors in the case to have Capt Schettino, 52, removed from house arrest at his home in Naples and returned to prison. Prosecutors argued that there is a risk he could try to flee the country or interfere with evidence before his trial starts.


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  • Blokeintakapuna

    This cowardly Cptn Schettino reminded me of Comrade Clark back at the speedgate affair where she hung out the police driver, left him hanging in the breeze whilst he faced speeding tickets!
    Both slimey, both never admit any fault, both sunk their ships…