Dismissed by Costa Cruises following the wrecking of his ship off the Italian coast, Capt. Schettino has sued for wrongful dismissal.
Italian Francesco Schettino was not only fired by Costa Cruises but is accused by prosecutors of causing the accident by sailing the luxury cruiser liner too close to shore.
The Naples-born captain has always acknowledged making mistakes once it became clear that the 144,400-tonne Costa Concordia was in trouble, but has protested he was not the only one who should be blamed for the tragedy, reports GMA News/Reuters.
Source: GMA News/Reuters