Costa captain admits mistake as search for missing 20 resumes in Italy (gorilla trekking)


Costa captain admits mistake as search for missing 20 resumes

The captain of the stricken Costa Concordia ship has admitted to making a navigation mistake when he ran aground off the coast of Tuscany last Friday.

Captain Francesco Schettino said during a three hour hearing on Tuesday “I made a mistake on the approach.”

He also added that he has done the same manouvre before, but that this time he became a victim of his insincts and misjudged the depths of the water.

The cruise ship that was carrying 4,200 people, crashed into rocks which ripped a hole into the side of ship when it became grounded off the island of Giglio.

Schettino also claimed that he found himself in a lifeboat by accident when he fell out of the ship, which is why he said he had been unable to assist with the evacuation, according to reports.

Compiled by Jackie
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