Costa Concordia trial

The captain of the Costa Concordia has stood trial on charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship
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The captain of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32, has stood trial on charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship. Francesco Schettino (left) speaks with his lawyers before the trial in Grosseto, Italy, which had been adjourned earlier in the month. (Getty Images)
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Francesco Schettino's lawyer Francesco Pepe speaks to members of the world's media outside the theatre where the Costa Concordia trial has resumed. (Getty Images)
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The trial is being held at a theatre, with a banner reading ‘everybody is equal before the law’. (Getty Images)
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The court reopened the trial of the Costa Concordia on 17 July, having been adjourned on 9 July. (Getty Images)
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Moldovan dancer Domnica Cemortan attends the trial, supporting Schettino. Cemortan had been seen with the captain shortly before the luxury liner ran aground. (Getty Images)
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The Costa Concordia was one of Italy’s largest ships, weighing 114,137 gross tonnage. It was built in 2004, and continued service until the disaster in 2012. (Getty Images)
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The ship ran aground on 13 January 2012, just off the shore of the island of Giglio, off Italy’s western coast. A 50m gash on the port side of the hull led to flooding of the engine room and caused loss of power. (Getty Images)
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Evacuation of the Costa Concordia took more than six hours, and of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew aboard, 30 died, two were missing and presumed dead, and 64 were injured. (Getty Images)
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