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Captain Schettino back on Costa Concordia shipwreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino has returned on board his stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives. Schettino's visit was part of a court-ordered inspection in the ongoing trial against him for multiple counts of manslaughter and abandoning ship before all the passengers had been evacuated. With 4,229 people from 70 countries on board, the giant luxury liner crashed into rocks just off Giglio as it attempted a risky "salute" manoeuvre. It capsized near the coast but has since been righted in the biggest-ever salvage operation of its kind and is due to be towed away for scrapping in June. Schettino returned to the island on Tuesday for the first time since that night and had been hiding from the media glare in a white-painted house on a cobbled side street near the port in a picturesque fishing community that numbers only a few hundred people.

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Produced by Sabina Castelfranco, Federico Fornaro
Directed by Kim Vinnel
Video Language en
Produced Feb 27, 2014
Published Mar 01, 2014
Production Company Al-Jazeera/Raw-News
Distributor Al-Jazeera

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