5 sentenced between 18 and 34 months over Costa Concordia shipwreck

By Accidents

Captain Francesco Schettino trial is still under way.

Four crew members of the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia and a company official have been sentenced to prison in Italy for their part in the 2012 cruise liner tragedy, which took the life of 32 passengers. Cruise liner Costa Concordia sank on 13th of January, 2012 resulting the death of 32 people and the injury of 157 others.

The 5 received sentences of between 18 and 34 months for multiple manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck - relatively short terms for the crimes, in exchange for pleading guilty.

The captain of the sunken vessel Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino faces charges include manslaughter and causing the loss of his vessel in the tragic accident in January 2012.

The main cause of the tragedy is attributed to "the Master's unconventional behavior," according to the Accident Report of Costa Concordia, issued this May.