Francesco Schettino

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Francesco Schettino
Born (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 58)
NationalityItalian
OccupationFormer ship captain
EmployerCosta Cruises (2002–2012)
Known forCaptain of Costa Concordia
Criminal statusIncarcerated
Spouse(s)Fabiola Russo
Children1
Criminal chargeMultiple manslaughter
Penalty16 years in prison

Francesco Schettino (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko sketˈtiːno]; born 14 November 1960)[1] is an Italian former sea captain. He commanded the cruise ship Costa Concordia when it struck an underwater rock and capsized with the deaths of 32 passengers and crew off the Italian island of Giglio on 13 January 2012.[2][3]

In 2015 he was sentenced to a 16-year prison sentence.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography Francesco Schettino". IMDB.com Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. "Francesco Schettino: the cruise captain who sailed into notoriety". CNN. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. "Profile: Capt Francesco Schettino". BBC News. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. France-Presse, Agence (12 May 2017). "Costa Concordia captain hands himself into prison". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2019.